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literator

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

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Origin of literator

1625–35; <Latin litterātor an (inferior) grammarian, originally, one who teaches elementary grammar, equivalent to litter(a) letter1 + -ātor-ator; see literate
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Example sentences 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.

  • He describes the lecture of a rhetor, quispiam lingu Latin literator, on a passage in the seventh neid.

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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