homme de lettres

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French homme de lettres, from homme (man) + de (of) + lettres (humanities, arts)

Noun[edit]

homme de lettres (plural hommes de lettres)

  1. man of letters, a literary man

Usage notes[edit]

This is a foreign term not fully naturalized in English and is sometimes italicized.


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

homme de lettres m (plural hommes de lettres or gens de lettres, feminine femme de lettres)

  1. homme de lettres, man of letters

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