homo mensura

noun

ho·​mo men·​su·​ra
¦hō(ˌ)mōˌmenˈsu̇rə
: a doctrine first propounded by Protagoras holding that humankind is the measure of all things, that everything is relative to human apprehension and evaluation, and that there is no objective truth

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, man the measure

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“Homo mensura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homo%20mensura. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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