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- n. wayfarer, traveler
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A traveler; a wayfaring person.
- n. In Roman antiquity, a servant who attended upon and executed the commands of certain Roman magistrates; a summoner or apparitor.
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Ages in which "the way" was the technical theological expression for this mortal life; and "viator" meant man in his state of trial, as
The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator… et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler… and you will attain the center of the Earth.
The parchment directs him to a volcano in Iceland and tells him: Descende, audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges Descend, bold traveler, and you will attain the center of the Earth.
Recent evidence has shown that the harvester termite Microhodotermes viator most likely creates these heuweltjies.
January 7, 2009 10:28 PM viator.incognitus said...
Dylan Chivian coined the name “audaxviato” from a phrase found in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, in a message – "Conveniently in Latin," says Chivian -- deciphered by Verne's protagonist, Professor Lidenbrock, which reads in part, "descende, Audax viator, et terrestre centrum attinges."
Then viator (though it sounds all right) is doubtful; it has too much, perhaps, the sense of wayfarer?
Imperij Tartarorum, in quibus semper noua, semper mira, imo nonnunquam incredibilia viator potest videre, percipere, et audire.
Garlandus mentions the example of a traveler (viator) who can be said to represent a road (via).
Sta viator , and he got no further; he racked his brain, he constantly repeated Sta viator.
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