facetiae

facetiae

[fuh-see-shee-ee]
plural noun
amusing or witty remarks or writings.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin, plural of facētia something witty. See facete, -ia

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facetiae (fəˈsiːʃɪˌiː)
 
pl n
1.  humorous or witty sayings
2.  obscene or coarsely witty books
 
[C17: from Latin: jests, plural of facētia witticism, from facētus elegant]

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