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From littera + -tus.



litterātus (feminine litterāta, neuter litterātum); first/second declension

  1. learned, educated, scholarly, literate
  2. cultured, erudite


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative litterātus litterāta litterātum litterātī litterātae litterāta
genitive litterātī litterātae litterātī litterātōrum litterātārum litterātōrum
dative litterātō litterātō litterātīs
accusative litterātum litterātam litterātum litterātōs litterātās litterāta
ablative litterātō litterātā litterātō litterātīs
vocative litterāte litterāta litterātum litterātī litterātae litterāta


  • litteratus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • litteratus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • litteratus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a man of learning; a scholar; a savant: vir or homo doctus, litteratus
    • (ambiguous) to the letter; literally: ad litteram, litterate
  • litteratus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016