Main meanings of meum in English

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meum1

Pronunciation /ˈmiːəm/

noun

  • The herb spignel, Meum athamanticum. Now chiefly (in form Meum): the monospecific genus of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) containing this herb. Compare meu , "meon".

    Valid publication of the genus name: P. Miller Gardeners Dict. (abr. ed. 4, 1754).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist. From classical Latin mēum (Pliny) from Hellenistic Greek μῆον. Compare French méum.

Main meanings of meum in English

: meum1meum2

meum2

Pronunciation /ˈmiːəm/ /ˈmeɪʊm/

noun

  • The principle that a person has sole rights to his or her own property, and no rights to another's. Chiefly in the phrase "meum and tuum" noun (the distinction between) what is mine or one's own and what is yours or another's.

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin meum, neuter of meus mine, possessive adjective from the Indo-European base of the oblique stem of the 1st person singular personal pronoun, ultimately cognate with me.