litterae humaniores

[lit-uh-ree hyoo-man-ee-awr-eez, -ohr-eez]

plural noun

the humanities as a field of study.

Nearby words

  1. littd,
  2. litten,
  3. litten's phenomenon,
  4. litter,
  5. litter lout,
  6. litterateur,
  7. litteratim,
  8. litterbag,
  9. litterbug,
  10. littering

Origin of litterae humaniores

First recorded in 1740–50, litterae humaniores is from the Medieval Latin word litterae hūmāniōrēs literally, more humane letters

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