homo mensura

ho·​mo men·​su·​ra | \ ¦hō(ˌ)mōˌmenˈsu̇rə \

Definition of homo mensura

: 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

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History and Etymology for homo mensura

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 7 Dec. 2021.

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