Etymology
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literati (n.)

"men and women of letters; the learned class as a whole," 1620s, noun use of Latin literati/litterati, plural of literatus/litteratus "educated, learned" (see literate). The proper singular would be literatus (fem. literata), though Italian literato sometimes is used in English.

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Definitions of literati

literati (n.)
the literary intelligentsia;
From wordnet.princeton.edu