Definition of literata in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtə/

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  • A learned or literary woman; a female member of the literati. Compare "literato", literatus .


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. Probably partly from classical Latin litterāta (plural litterātae), feminine form corresponding to litterātus, and partly from Italian †literata, †litterata (now letterata, plural letterate), feminine forms corresponding to †literato, †litterato.