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English

Etymology

Backformation from litotes, perhaps with influence from corresponding forms in other languages.

Noun

Singular
litote

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An instance of litotes.

French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] litotes, in turn from Ancient Greek λιτότης (litotes); compare English litotes.[1]

Noun

litote f. (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]
  2. An instance of such.[1]

References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "litote" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

From French litote.[1]

Noun

litote f. (plural litotes)

Singular
litote f.

Plural
litotes f.

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]

References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 "litote" in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima segunda edición (Dictionary of the Spanish Language, Twenty-Second Edition), Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy), 2001.

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