Definición de facetiae en inglés


Pronunciación /fəˈsēSHēˌē/ /fəˈsiʃiˌi/ /fəˈsēSHēˌī/ /fəˈsiʃiˌaɪ/

sustantivo plural

  • 1anticuado Pornographic literature.

    ‘It also contains a number of quibbles or jeux de mots, and a still greater number of facetiae, idle and licentious stories.’
    • ‘But a certain number, following in the footsteps of the Latin Facetiae, harbour a sense of wit and subtlety beneath apparent crudity.’
  • 2arcaico Humorous or witty sayings.

    • ‘The primary object of these anecdotes, facetiae and riddles was to occupy idle hours.’


Early 16th century from Latin, plural of facetia ‘jest’, from facetus ‘witty’.