literator

[ lit-uh-rey-ter ]
/ ˈlɪt əˌreɪ tər /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. literate,
  2. literately,
  3. literati,
  4. literatim,
  5. literation,
  6. literature,
  7. literatus,
  8. lith,
  9. lith-,
  10. lith.

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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Examples from the Web for literator

  • The school of the literatus was much better than that of the literator, but it reached only a limited number of the Roman youth.



British Dictionary definitions for literator

literator

/ (ˈlɪtəˌreɪtə) /

noun

another word for littérateur

Word Origin for literator

C18: from Latin, from littera letter

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