lit·​er·​a·​tus ˌli-tə-ˈrä-təs How to pronounce literatus (audio)
: a member of the literati

Word History


New Latin, back-formation from English literati (taken as Latin)

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of literatus was in 1704

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Cite this Entry

“Literatus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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