One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Libel of English Policy. From Middle French rudeté and its etymon post-classical Latin ruditas coarseness, ignorance, roughness or inelegance of style, rough or unworked material, roughness, harshness from classical Latin rudis + -tās. Compare Old Occitan ruditat.
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