Huc advolarunt tres viri, duo lanifices, literarum rudes, literatus tertius est.
This species is closely allied to the M. literatus of Brullé; but it differs too much, I think, to be identical with it.
The literatus who realized this had his own message in mind.
The school of the literatus was much better than that of the literator, but it reached only a limited number of the Roman youth.
"men and women of letters; the learned class as a whole," 1620s, from Latin literati/litterati, plural of literatus/litteratus "lettered" (see literate). The proper singular would be literatus, though Italian literato (1704) sometimes is used.