A Latinism (from Medieval Latin: Latinismus) is a word, idiom, or structure in a language other than Latin that is derived from, or suggestive of, the Latin language. The process of creation and adoption of Latinisms is one of the main features of linguistic Latinization (or linguistic Latinisation). Term Latinism can also refer to those loan words that are borrowed into another language directly from Latin (especially frequent among inkhorn terms ); English has many of these, as well. There are many Latinisms in English, and other (especially European ) languages.
Reginald "Reggie" Foster OCD (born November 14, 1939) is an American Catholic priest and friar of the Order of Discalced Carmelites. From 1970 until his retirement in 2009, he worked in the Latin Letters section of the Secretariat of State in the Vatican, formerly known as Briefs to Princes. He is an expert in Latin literature and an influential teacher of Latin, including 30 years at the Gregorian University in Rome and free summer courses that he has continued after returning to Milwaukee.
Codices Latini Antiquiores ("The More Ancient Latin Manuscripts"), generally abbreviated CLA, is a catalogue of all surviving manuscripts in Latin (whether codices or scrolls ) written before the 9th century. The complete title of the work is Codices Latini Antiquiores: A Paleographical Guide to Latin Manuscripts Prior to the Ninth Century. Elias Avery Lowe founded the project in 1929 and directed it himself until his death in 1969.