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litterae humaniores

[lit-uh-ree hyoo-man-ee-awr-eez, -ohr-eez]
plural noun
  1. the humanities as a field of study.
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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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