well lettered

lettered

[let-erd]
adjective
1.
educated or learned.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by learning or literary culture.
3.
marked with or as if with letters.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; see letter1, -ed3

well-lettered, adjective
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lettered (ˈlɛtəd)
 
adj
1.  well educated in literature, the arts, etc
2.  literate
3.  of or characterized by learning or culture
4.  printed or marked with letters

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letter
mid-12c., "graphic symbol, written character," from O.Fr. lettre, from L. littera (also litera) "letter of the alphabet," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Gk. diphthera "tablet," with change of d- to l- as in lachrymose. In this sense it replaced O.E. bocstæf,
lit. "book staff" (cf. Ger. Buchstabe "letter, character," from O.H.G. buohstab, from P.Gmc. *bok-staba-m). The pl. litteræ in L. meant "epistle, written documents, literature," a sense first attested early 13c. in M.E., replacing O.E. ærendgewrit, lit. "errand-writing." School letter in sports, first awarded by U. of Chicago football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg.
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