terrae filius

noun
ter·​rae fil·​i·​us | \ ˌte(ˌ)rēˈfilēəs, -ˌrīˈf- \
plural terrae filii\ -​ēˈfilēˌī , -​īˈfilēˌē \

Definition of terrae filius

1 archaic : a person of lowly birth
2 : a student (as at Oxford University) formerly appointed to deliver a satirical oration — compare prevaricator sense 4

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History and Etymology for terrae filius

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 18 Sep. 2021.

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