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littera (lītera) ae, f

LI-, a letter, alphabetical sign, written sign of a sound : (epistula) Graecis conscripta litteris, Cs.: sus rostro si humi A litteram inpresserit: maximis litteris incisum: alqd litteris mandare, commit to writing , Cs.: salutaris, tristis (i. e. A and C on the ballots of jurors, for absolvo, condemno): provocatis ostentata inanibus litteris, as a pretence , L.: ad me litteram numquam misit, not a line.—A handwriting : accedebat ad similitudinem tuae litterae: Arguit ipsorum quos littera, Iu.A writing, document, record : iunget nos littera, inscription , O.: littera poscetur, acknowledgment in writing , O.—Usu. plur: litterae publicae, records , C., Cs.: ratio omnis et omnes litterae, accounts : praetoris, edict. —Plur., a letter, epistle : mittuntur ad Caesarem ab Cicerone litterae, Cs.: meas acceperat litteras: nullas iis praeterquam ad te dedi litteras: per litteras mandare, ne, etc., Cs.: invitare alqm per litteras: liber litterarum missarum et adlatarum, a book of correspondence ; cf. sing: Quam legis a raptā Briseide littera venit, O.Plur, written monuments, literature, books, literary works : litteras Graecas discere, S.: abest historia litteris nostris, is wanting in our literature : Graecae de philosophiā litterae, philosophical literature : damnum Hortensi interitu Latinae litterae fecerunt parvae et rarae per eadem tempora litterae fuere, L.: cupidissimus litterarum, N.—Fig., learning, the sciences, liberal education, scholarship, letters : fac periclum in litteris, T.: erant in eo plurimae litterae: scire litteras, to be educated : homo sine ingenio, sine litteris: nescire litteras: litterarum cognitio: in litteris vivere.

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