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Longest word of classical Latin

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A longest word in classical Latin is the word subductisupercilicarptor [24 characters], meaning “a person who criticizes and raises his eyebrows upwards” – literally, this term was for an extremely critical critic. Aulus Gellius (2nd century CE) also mentions another long word in his “Attic Nights”: trisaeclisenex, which literally means “an old man living for three generations”.

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