Dictionary.com

literatus

[ lit-uh-rah-tuhs, -rey- ]
/ ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs, -ˈreɪ- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: literatus / literati on Thesaurus.com

noun

a member of the literati, or intellectual class: My daughter married a true literatus—a Ph.D. in philosophy and two volumes of poetry to his name.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of literatus

First recorded in 1610–20; see origin at literati
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for literatus

Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!