Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Latin
Wed, 14 Oct 1998 17:54:04 +0000
BM> John Blanchard couldn't remember the meaning of "E. Pluribus
BM> The "E." is an abbreviation. The actual text is: "Ex
BM> Pluribus Unum." It
BM> means "Out of many, one."
The meaning is correct, but the spelling is just "E pluribus, unum", because
the latin preposition meaning "from" can be "a, ab, e, ex, de". Who first
made this sentence chose "e" , in order to get a good sound ("p" is a
Yours in scouting
Bruno Zaupa (email@example.com)
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