litterae humaniores


litterae humaniores

litterae humaniores [lit-uh-ree hyoo-man-ee-awr-eez, -ohr-eez] Word Origin plural noun

  1. the humanities as a field of study.

Origin of litterae humaniores First recorded in 1740–50, litterae humaniores is from the Medieval Latin word litterae hūmāniōrēs literally, more humane letters

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