facetiae

plural noun fa·ce·ti·ae \ fə-ˈsē-shē-ˌē , -ˌī \

Definition of facetiae

: witty or humorous writings or sayings

Origin and Etymology of facetiae

borrowed from Latin facētiae "amusing things, jests," plural of facētia (also in plural with singular meaning) "cleverness, aptness of expression, wit," from facētus "clever, choosing or judging adeptly, witty" + -ia 1-ia — more at facete


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