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Alma mater

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Meaning of Alma mater
The English meaning and translation of this Latin phrase is as follows:

 "Nourishing mother"

Definition of Alma mater
The meaning and definition of this famous Latin expression relates to the college or school from which an individual has graduated or attended. The term can also refer to the school or college anthem. Examples of the use of the term are "My alma mater is Kent State University" or "I have learnt the words to my school's alma mater."

Alma mater


College Alma mater
The meaning of the famous Latin phrase "Alma mater" suggests that the students are "fed" knowledge and taken care by the school or college. Although the term is popular in the USA "Alma mater" is rarely used in the UK.

The Latin phrase 'Alma Mater Studiorum', meaning "Nourishing Mother of Studies", is the motto of the University of Bologna in Italy and, as can be seen by the picture of the seal of this ancient college, this educational institution was established in 1088.

The term originated in ancient Rome and was used to describe the caring Roman earth goddess Ceres who was the patron goddess of the plebs.

Motto of the University of Bologna


Alma mater
The popular Latin phrase or expression "Alma mater" is
so familiar that it has become part of our own language. The roots of this famous Latin expression lay with the language of the ancient Romans. The meaning of the expression is "Nourishing mother".

The Latin language spread throughout the western world and was taught in schools and spoken by the greatest scholars. The use of this expression was so useful and popular that it has survived the passing of time, the phrase is one of our 'Latin legacies' still alive in our schools and colleges.

"What is the name of your Alma mater?"


Alma mater

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Means "Nourishing mother"
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