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How to Use Common Latin Abbreviations

Julie M. Rodriguez

When I say, “Latin is all around us,” I’m not about to wax poetic on the fact that Latin runs deep into the etymological roots of our language and provides the foundation of all the Romance languages.

No, the actual purpose of this article is to define those weird little Latin abbreviations you probably run into all the time. This is a crash course in what those little letters stand for so that you can use them correctly and maybe even take someone to school while using them.

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