Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Mine; that which is mine.
- n. A genus of umbelliferous plants of the tribe Seselineæ and the subtribe Selineæ. It is characterized by an oblong fruit, with the ribs very much raised and partially winged, by having no oil-tubes, and by the face of the seed being concave or furrowed. There is but a single species, M. athamanticum, which grows in the mountainous parts of central and western Europe. It is a smooth herb, known as spignel or bald money, also as mew, micken, and beawort, and bears a tuft of radical leaves, the segments of which are deeply cut into numerous very fine but short lobes, so that they have the appearance of being whorled or clustered along the stalk. The flowers are white or purplish, and grow in compound umbels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Lit., mine; that which is mine; -- used in the phrase
meum et tuum, or meum and tuum; ; to be dishonest.
“That foremost of speakers, Narayana, beholding those Rishis thus filled with wonder, addressed them in these sweet and refreshing words, 'Why, indeed, has wonder filled the hearts of this assemblage of Rishis, these ascetics that are always free from attachment of every kind, that are divested of the idea of meum, and that are fully conversant with every sacred science?”
“Once freed from the idea of meum implies him who identifies himself with all creatures; him, that is, in whom the idea of self has been extinguished.”
“Freedom from the idea of meum, freedom from egoism, freedom from expectations, looking on all with an equal eye, and freedom from desire, -- these constitute the eternal religion of the good.”
“Overcome by the idea of meum, one wanders within its narrow range.”
“Being always invested with the idea of meum, Jiva has to make”
“That object, whatever it may be in respect of which the idea of meum is cherished, becomes a source of grief and heart-burning.”
“Book of Noble Men, that some men have suspicion that always when S. Paul saith in his epistles: Secundum Evangelium meum, that is, after my gospel, that is signified the volume of Luke.”
“A last and most necessary distinction is between "meum" and "tuum" that is, between our power over our own rights and our power over the rights of others.”
“At Chambersburg, Marse Robert preached us a sermon, first instructing us in the meaning of "meum" and "teum," and then taking as his text, "Vengeance is Mine, saith the Lord.”
“Child psychology has established the fact that an early phenomenon of child mental development is the emphasis laid on "meum" and "tuum," mine and yours.”
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