litterae humaniores

[ lit-uh-ree hyoo-man-ee-awr-eez, -ohr-eez ]
/ ˈlɪt əˌri hyuˌmæn iˈɔr iz, -ˈoʊr iz /

plural noun

the humanities as a field of study.

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Origin of litterae humaniores

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

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