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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from litotes, perhaps with influence from corresponding forms in other languages.

NounEdit

litote (plural litotes)

  1. (perhaps nonstandard) An instance of litotes.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin litotes, in turn from Ancient Greek λιτότης (litótēs); compare English litotes.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /li.tɔt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

litote f (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]
  2. An instance of such.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 litote” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin litotes, in turn from Ancient Greek λιτότης (litótēs).

NounEdit

litote f (plural litoti)

  1. Litotes

AnagramsEdit


SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French litote.[1]

NounEdit

litote f (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 litote” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.