- amusing or witty remarks or writings.
Origin of facetiae
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Examples from the Web for facetiae
Andrea was something of a wit and is quoted in the Facetiae of Domenichi.The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
Facetus, facetiae, infacetus, infacetiae are favourite words with Catullus.
Even Pembury had mistaken its “inmost soul,” for he had placed it in the column devoted to “Facetiae.”The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's
Talbot Baines Reed
Maurepas is credited with contributions to the collection of facetiae known as the trennes de la Saint Jean (2nd ed., 1742).
- humorous or witty sayings
- obscene or coarsely witty books
C17: from Latin: jests, plural of facētia witticism, from facētus elegant
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