Terrae filius
Terra Ter"ra, n. [It. & L. See {Terrace}.] The earth; earth. [1913 Webster]

{Terra alba} [L., white earth] (Com.), a white amorphous earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as magnesia. It is sometimes used to adulterate certain foods, spices, candies, paints, etc.

{Terra cotta}. [It., fr. terra earth + cotta, fem. of cotto cooked, L. coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook. See {Cook}, n.] Baked clay; a kind of hard pottery used for statues, architectural decorations, figures, vases, and the like.

{Terr[ae] filius} [L., son of the earth], formerly, one appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the prevaricator at Cambridge, England.

{Terra firma} [L.], firm or solid earth, as opposed to {water}.

{Terra Japonica}. [NL.] Same as {Gambier}. It was formerly supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan.

{Terra Lemnia} [L., Lemnian earth], Lemnian earth. See under {Lemnian}.

{Terra ponderosa} [L., ponderous earth] (Min.), barite, or heavy spar.

{Terra di Sienna}. See {Sienna}. [1913 Webster]


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  • TERRAE Filius — apud Cic. l. 7. ad Trebatium, Ep. 9. ignobilis, ignotus est. Minucius Fel. Ignobiles et ignotos, Terrae filios nominamus. Tertullianus, Apolog. c. 10. Terrae filios vulgus vocat, quorum genus incertum est. Ipse Circer. ad Aattic. Ep. 13. l. 1.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • terrae filius — index nonentity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • FILIUS Terrae — vide infra Terrae fil …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • filius terrae — /teˈrē or teˈrī/ noun Son of the soil, a person of low birth • • • Main Entry: ↑filius …   Useful english dictionary

  • filius — /filˈi əs or fēˈli ŭs/ (Latin) noun 1. Son 2. (following a name) junior filius nullius /nulˈi əs or nooˈli ŭs/ noun (law) A son of nobody, a bastard filius populi /poˈpū lī or poˈpŭ lē/ noun A son of the people filius terrae /teˈrē or teˈrī/ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • FILIUS Hernaudi — et iunctim Fiernaldus, dicitur in Ordine Melitensi Eques novitius, apud Macros in Hierolex. Cuius appellationis origo aperitur in Statutis Ordinis Hierosol. tit. 19 de Verbor. signis. §. 33. Per Filios Arnoldos intelliguntur hi, qui novissime… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • TITYUS — Iovis filius ex Elara Orchomeni filia, quam cum Iuppiter compressislet, gravidamque reddidislet, veritus Iunonis indignationem, inter terrae viscera eam occoltavit; instante vero legitimô partus tempore, Elara mirae magnitudinis puerum enixa est …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Commonalty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Commonalty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 commonalty commonalty democracy Sgm: N 1 obscurity obscurity Sgm: N 1 low condition low condition low life low society low company Sgm: N 1 bourgeoisie bourgeoisie …   English dictionary for students

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