littera

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

littera

  1. denomination (of a bank note)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of littera (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative littera litterat
genitive litteran litteroiden
litteroitten
partitive litteraa litteroita
illative litteraan litteroihin
singular plural
nominative littera litterat
accusative nom.? littera litterat
gen. litteran
genitive litteran litteroiden
litteroitten
litterainrare
partitive litteraa litteroita
inessive litterassa litteroissa
elative litterasta litteroista
illative litteraan litteroihin
adessive litteralla litteroilla
ablative litteralta litteroilta
allative litteralleˣ litteroilleˣ
essive litterana litteroina
translative litteraksi litteroiksi
instructive litteroin
abessive litteratta litteroitta
comitative litteroineen

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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, tablet), of unknown ultimate origin.

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Pronunciation[edit]

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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