terrae filius


ter·​rae fil·​i·​us
plural terrae filii
archaic : a person of lowly birth
: a student (as at Oxford University) formerly appointed to deliver a satirical oration compare prevaricator sense 4

Word History


Latin, literally, son of the earth

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“Terrae filius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrae%20filius. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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