Vernacular

Definition of Vernacular

Ver`nac´u`lar
a.1.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.
His skill in the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue.
- Fuller.
Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted.
- Pope.
n.1.The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality, opposed to literary or learned forms.

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