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[luh-dee-noh; Spanish lah-th ee-naw] /ləˈdi noʊ; Spanish lɑˈði nɔ/

noun, plural Ladinos
[luh-dee-nohz; Spanish lah-th ee-naws] /ləˈdi noʊz; Spanish lɑˈði nɔs/ (Show IPA), for 2, 3.
Also called Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo. a Romance language of Sephardic Jews, based on Old Spanish and written in the Hebrew script.
(in Spanish America) a mestizo.
(lowercase) Southwestern U.S. a wild, unmanageable, or vicious horse or other ranch animal.
noun (pl) -nos
an Italian variety of white clover grown as a forage crop in North America
a language of Sephardic Jews, based on Spanish with some Hebrew elements and usually written in Hebrew characters Also called Judaeo-Spanish, Judezmo

1889, Spanish mixed with Hebrew, Arabic, and other elements, written in Hebrew characters, spoken by Sephardim in Turkey, Greece, etc. From Spanish Ladino “sagacious, cunning crafty,” originally “knowing Latin, Latin,” from Latin Latinus. The Spanish word also has appeared in 19c. American English in its senses “vicious horse” and, in Central America, “mestizo, white person.”


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