Lit"er*a`tor (?), n. [L. litterator, literator. See Letter.]

1.

One who teaches the letters or elements of knowledge; a petty schoolmaster.

Burke.

2.

A person devoted to the study of literary trifles, esp. trifles belonging to the literature of a former age.

That class of subjects which are interesting to the regular literator or black-letter " bibliomane," simply because they have once been interesting. De Quincey.

3.

A learned person; a literatus.

Sir W. Hamilton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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