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1. alma mater
The first piece of Latin to be spoken (and mispronounced) on Knightmare. Although used in ancient times to describe Roman goddesses - 'alma' means kind or nourishing, 'mater' means mother - the term is used nowadays to refer to a person's former place of higher learning, or sometimes the anthem of that place. Folly the jester made use of the phrase in Series 1:

"Folly is my name and foolishness my nature,
Confusion is my character and fun my alma mater."

Mater is normally pronounced "mar-ter", though Folly pronounced it "may-ter" in order to contrive a rhyming couplet.

SEE ALSO: dominus, iokus

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Provided By: David, 2007-06-14 15:46:48
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