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What does Latin “per capita” literally mean?
By head. “Per capita” is commonly used in the field of statistics in place of saying "per person”.
What does Latin “primus inter pares” literally mean?
First among equals. This famous phrase was the title of Roman Emperors.
What is the literal meaning of Latin “camera obscura”?
Dark chamber. “Camera” means “chamber” and “room” in Latin. Camera obscura was an optical device used in drawing, and an ancestor of modern photography. This is a source of the modern word camera.