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  • oraclepilot

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    Italian
    Good question... I use it, probably cause I studied both Latin and Italian. I know it's uncommon but available in dictionaries. Out of a standard google search, in google scholar, you can find it used in ~600 papers listed, ~180 in last 3 years.
    Inside google books, it appears ~2500 times.
     

    Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    I have never heard it, read it or seen it used in any way. This doesn't mean that it doesn't exist – it clearly does, as you found it in a dictionary, but I suggest it is very rare – unless it is used regularly in some academic capacity (which would still make it rare in common usage).
     
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