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Ladino

[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.
1.
Also called Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo. a Romance language of Sephardic Jews, based on Old Spanish and written in the Hebrew script.
2.
(in Spanish America) a mestizo.
3.
(lowercase) Southwestern U.S. a wild, unmanageable, or vicious horse or other ranch animal.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Spanish < Latin Latīnus Latin. Cf. Ladin
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British Dictionary definitions for Ladino

ladino

/ləˈdiːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
an Italian variety of white clover grown as a forage crop in North America
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from Italian ladino (see Ladin), referring to a person or thing from the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland, where the clover is grown

Ladino

/ləˈdiːnəʊ/
noun
1.
a language of Sephardic Jews, based on Spanish with some Hebrew elements and usually written in Hebrew characters Also called Judaeo-Spanish, Judezmo
Word Origin
from Spanish: Latin
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Word Origin and History for Ladino
n.

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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