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literator

[lit-uh-rey-ter]
noun
  1. littérateur.
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Origin of literator

1625–35; < Latin litterātor an (inferior) grammarian, orig., one who teaches elementary grammar, equivalent to litter(a) letter1 + -ātor -ator; see literate
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  • The school of the literatus was much better than that of the literator, but it reached only a limited number of the Roman youth.

    History of Education

    Levi Seeley


British Dictionary definitions for literator

literator

noun
  1. another word for littérateur
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin, from littera letter
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