littera

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

littera

  1. denomination (of a bank note)

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Noun[edit]

littera (plural litteras)

  1. a letter of the alphabet
  2. letter (epistle)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Etruscan from Ancient Greek διφθέρα (diphthéra), of unknown ultimate origin.

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Noun[edit]

littera f (genitive litterae); first declension

  1. a letter of the alphabet
  2. handwriting
    Alexidis manum amabam, quod tam prope accedebat ad similitudinem tuae litterae.
  3. (usually in the plural) letter, epistle
    Litteras resignare.
    To unseal (or open) a letter.
  4. (usually in the plural) literature
    Abest historia litteris nostris.
    Is missing in our literature.
    Si versus horum duorum poetarum neglegetis, magna parte litterarum carebitis.
    If you neglect the verses of these two poets, you will miss a great part of literature.
  5. (usually in the plural) books
  6. (usually in the plural) records, accounts
  7. (usually in the plural) an edict, ordinance.
    Praetoris litterae.
    A praetor's edict.
    Litteras revocavit.
    A letter of appointment. (a commission)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative littera litterae
genitive litterae litterārum
dative litterae litterīs
accusative litteram litterās
ablative litterā litterīs
vocative littera litterae

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