Friday, June 29, 2012


Culturati \kuhl-chuh-RAH-tee\ or \kuhl-chuh-REY-tayh\ , plural noun;
1. People deeply interested in cultural and artistic matters

This word is first attested in 1965 from culture + -ati and was possibly influenced by literati. The singular of culturati is either culturatus or culturato. The former is modeled after the Latin masculine singular noun form, -us, while the latter is modeled after the Italian masculine noun form -o. Neither it technically correct or incorrect because the suffix -ati is taken from both Latin and Italian sources.

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