Example sentences for: altus

How can you use “altus” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It correctly derives hawser from the obsolete verb hawse, which had indeed the sense of “to hoist,” but is really a derivative, as shown, of the Latin altus.

  • The word altar is derived from the Latin word altare, a combination of altus, high, and ara, altar, referring to a raised structure for worship, one that goes upward toward the sky or heaven.

  • It frequently persists, however, as an etymological relic (French homme from Latin homo ) or with an imagined etymological value (French haut , actually from Latin altus , but influenced by Old High German hoh high).

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