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Part of speech: adverb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


(Of the copying of a text) letter by letter.

Examples of Literatim in a sentence

"He wrote the sentence literatim from the textbook."

"Bethany needed to transcribe the passages literatim."

About Literatim

This word stems from the medieval Latin “littera,” meaning “letter.”

Did you Know?

“Verbatim” and “literatim” might seem like synonyms, but their exact definitions differ slightly. “Verbatim” means “in the exact words,” while “literatim” means “letter for letter.” The Latin phrase “verbatim et literatim” means “word for word and letter for letter” and usually refers to copying something exactly as it was written.

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