litote

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Backformation from litotes, perhaps with influence from corresponding forms in other languages.

Noun[edit]

litote (plural litotes)

  1. (perhaps nonstandard) An instance of litotes.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin litotes, in turn from Ancient Greek λιτότης (litótēs); compare English litotes.[1]

Noun[edit]

litote f (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]
  2. An instance of such.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "litote" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

litote f (plural litoti)

  1. Litotes

Anagrams[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French litote.[1]

Noun[edit]

litote f (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "litote" in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima segunda edición (Dictionary of the Spanish Language, Twenty-Second Edition), Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy), 2001.