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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of 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



another word for littérateur

Word Origin for literator

C18: from Latin, from littera letter
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