the Latin language in use from the earliest inscriptions to c100 b.c.
Abbreviation: OL, OL., O.L.
They felt contempt for their Old Latin speech and for their literature, with the tiresome asceticism it eternally preached.
A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele
Dragons like father has in that Old Latin book about Switzerland?
Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
The black swan was thought remarkable when discovered, as belying an Old Latin proverb.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various
In these matters it is best to keep to the Old Latin rule, “Experto crede.”
Rome in 1860 Edward Dicey
Fuscinula, which in modern times is used chiefly for a table fork, is not to be found even once in any of the Old Latin writers.
A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman
The text is a compilation from Old Latin writings, and is said to have been translated into German as early as 1349.
Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution Agnes Arber
You remember, perhaps, in some papers published awhile ago, an odd poem written by an Old Latin tutor?
The Professor at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
Auctoritas also had in Old Latin a different signification from what it has in later Latin.
Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic Andrew Stephenson
Professor Ihre conceives it equally probable that the Old Latin word hendo may have had a northern origin.
Observations on Madness and Melancholy John Haslam
We ought to realise for all humanity the idea of the Old Latin adage,—Mens sana in corpore sano.
Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn
the Latin language before the classical period, up to about 100 bc
- Archaic smile
a conventional representation of the mouth characterized by slightly upturned corners of the lips, found especially on Greek sculpture produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated: an archaic manner; an archaic notion. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage except to suggest the older time, as in religious rituals or historical novels. Examples: thou; wast; methinks; forsooth. forming the earliest stage; prior to full […]
something archaic, as a word or expression. the use of what is archaic, as in literature or art: The archaism of the novelist’s style provided a sense of the period. the survival or presence of something from the past: The art of letter writing is becoming an archaism. Historical Examples We find none of the […]
to give an archaic appearance or quality to: The poet archaized her work with many Elizabethan words. to use . verb (transitive) to give an archaic appearance or character to, as by the use of archaisms