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(plural only) (singular literatus or literato)[edit]

Aren't both contradictory?

Maybe it's a plural noun, from the Italian plural of literato, in turn form the Latin litteratus. It's also found as a mass noun, as is bourgeoisie (cf. intelligentsia and litterateur) --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:35, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]