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literatim

[ lit-uh-rey-tim ]
/ ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm /
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adverb

letter-for-letter; literally.

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Origin of literatim

First recorded in 1635–45; from Medieval Latin, from Latin līterāt(us) + adverb suffix -im; see literate
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literatim
/ (ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtɪm) /

adverb

letter for letter

Word Origin for literatim

C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin littera letter
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