See also: łatter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English lætra, comparative form of læt (late).

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latter (not comparable)

  1. Relating to or being the second of two items.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, "For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival.", National Geographic (March 2017)[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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Isaac Watts and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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. (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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