What does delet or delevit mean in Latin?

Trivia Crack Question: What does “delet” or “delevit” mean in Latin?
Trivia Crack Answer: Destroys

About Latin

The words “delet” or “delevit” mean “destroys” in Latin. Latin was the language of the Roman Empire, which was derived from the Etruscan language and modified over the years. “Delet” is the root of the common English word “delete,” and reflects English’s roots to the “Romance” languages, which is an umbrella term for the languages that have been derived from Latin (“Romance” comes from “Rome”). Latin-derived Romance languages include Spanish, French, and Romanian, and share many of the same verb conjugations, “root” words, and similar tenses. Latin passed through several stages over the centuries, including: Old Latin, Classical Latin, Vulgar Latin, Medieval Latin, Renaissance Latin, and Early modern Latin. Latin endured beyond the fall of the Roman Empire in the writings of the Catholic Church, which composed all Bibles, treatises on religion, and other theological material almost completely in Latin. Sermons and Masses were also conducted in spoken Latin, and this led to a significant division between the common people and the clergy, the latter of whom were the only ones who could read and interpret the Bible. Martin Luther was one of the first people to translate a Bible into common or “vernacular” German, which helped to spark the Protestant movement.

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