terrae filius

noun ter·rae fil·i·us \ˌte(ˌ)rēˈfilēəs, -ˌrīˈf-\

Definition of terrae filius


terrae filii

\-ēˈfilēˌī, -īˈfilēˌē\
  1. 1 archaic :  a person of lowly birth

  2. 2 :  a student (as at Oxford University) formerly appointed to deliver a satirical oration — compare prevaricator 4

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Origin and Etymology of terrae filius

Latin, literally, son of the earth

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to cast off or become cast off

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