litterae humaniores

plural noun (1)
lit·​te·​rae hu·​ma·​ni·​o·​res | \ ˈli-tə-ˌrī-hü-ˌmä-nē-ˈȯr-ˌās How to pronounce litterae humaniores (audio) \

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litterae clausae

plural noun (2)
lit·​te·​rae clau·​sae | \ ˈlitəˌrēˈklȯˌzē\

Definition of litterae clausae (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of litterae humaniores

Plural noun (1)

1747, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for litterae humaniores

Plural noun (1)

Medieval Latin, literally, more humane letters

Plural noun (2)

New Latin

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