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lit·er·a·ti

 (lĭt′ə-rä′tē)
pl.n.
The literary intelligentsia.

[Latin litterātī, līterātī, pl. of litterātus, literate; see literate.]

literati

(ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtiː)
pl n
literary or scholarly people
[C17: from Latin]

lit•e•ra•ti

(ˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti, -ˈreɪ-)

n.pl., sing. -ra•tus (-ˈrɑ təs, -ˈreɪ-)
persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals.
[1615–25; < Latin līterāti, n. use of pl. of līterātus. See literate]

literati

men of letters or learning; scholars as a group.
See also: Learning

literati

A Latin word meaning literate people, used to mean literary or scholarly people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.literati - the literary intelligentsia
clerisy, intelligentsia - an educated and intellectual elite
Translations

literati

[ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtiː] NPLliteratos mpl

literati

[ˌlɪtəˈrɑːti] npllettrés mpl

literati

plLiteraten pl
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