litterae humaniores

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

Definition of litterae humaniores

First Known Use of litterae humaniores

1747, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for litterae humaniores

Medieval Latin, literally, more humane letters

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