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literae humaniores

/ ˈlɪtəˌriː hjuːˌmænɪˈɔːriːz /

noun

  1. (at Oxford University) the faculty concerned with Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and philosophy; classics


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Word History and Origins

Origin of literae humaniores1

Latin, literally: the more humane letters
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Example Sentences

They have the broad and generous spirit of the true literae humaniores.

He was now in his third year of residence, and was reading, a little, for Literae Humaniores.

He obtained a first-class in literae humaniores, and a second in law and modern history in 1866.

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