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e pluribus unum

Definitions

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  • "From many, one", or "out of many, one"

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One from many; one (composed) of many: the motto of the United States of America, as being one nation formed of many independent States.

Etymologies

From Latin, e meaning "out of" or "from" + ablative plural of the word plus (=pluribus) meaning "more" + ūnum, neuter of ūnus ("one"). (Wiktionary)

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  • I still consider very amusing that the original context this motto comes from is probably Virgil's (*) Moretum, a poem about how to make a cheese spread.

    (*) Most likely apocryphal, but still...

    January 31, 2009

  • Latin for "one out of many".

    October 17, 2007