Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Vernacular

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

vernacular

Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; now used chiefly of language; as, english is our vernacular language. A vernacular disease. His skill the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue. (Fuller) Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted. (pope)

Origin: L. Vernaculus born in one's house, native, fr. Verna a slave born in his master's house, a native, probably akin to Skr. Vas to dwell, E. Was.