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Latter
See also: ?atter

English

Etymology

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

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Adjective

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.
    • Isaac Watts
      (Can we date this quote?) 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.
    • 1690, John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
      Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania [...]?

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Norman

Etymology

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Verb

latter

  1. (Jersey) to beat, spank, cane

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hlátr

Noun

latter m (definite singular latteren) (uncountable)

  1. laughter
  2. laugh
    en god latter - a good laugh

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