See also: łatter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English lætra, comparative form of læt (late). Doublet of later; also, cognate with last, whose doublet is latest.

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latter (not comparable)

  1. Relating to or being the second of two items.
    • March 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, “For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival.”, in National Geographic[1]:
      On sale next to dried fish and chicken feet were rats and bats (the latter's wings in a pile like leather scraps, also for sale), plus cut-up pigs and monkeys, their faces intact.
    • 1725, Isaac Watts, Logick: Or, The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry after Truth, [], 2nd edition, London: [] John Clark and Richard Hett, [], Emanuel Matthews, [], and Richard Ford, [], published 1726, OCLC 1325830848:
      the difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior
  2. Near (or nearer) to the end.
  3. In the past, but close (or closer) to the present time.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hlátr, from Proto-Germanic *hlahtraz (laughter), cognate with Norwegian lått, English laughter and German Gelächter. Derived from the verb *hlahjaną (to laugh), cf. Danish le, English laugh, German lachen.

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latter c (singular definite latteren, not used in plural form)

  1. laughter

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latter

  1. to lath

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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latter

  1. (Jersey) to beat, spank, cane

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hlátr.

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latter m (definite singular latteren) (uncountable)

  1. laughter
  2. laugh
    en god lattera good laugh

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