Meaning of letterato in English:

letterato

Pronunciation /ˌlɛtəˈrɑːtəʊ/

noun

(also leterato)
  • Chiefly in Italian contexts: a learned or lettered person; one engaged in literary pursuits.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From Italian letterato, †leterato (also †literato, †litterato) person engaged in literary pursuits, writer, learned person, use as noun of letterato educated, cultured from classical Latin litterātus.