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Re: VMs: OT: You can't keep Bletchley vets down!

DM is a well known latin abreviation, here are some reputedly usual meanings but I am not really an expert:


Decreto mandavit. Deus Mithras. Decurio municipi. Deo magno. De meo. Deae magnae. Diis magnis. Deum matri. Diis Manibus. Dicatum memoriae. Donavit momumentum. Dolo mali. Dominus meus. Divino mandatu. Dedit moerens (+). Domus mortui (+).


Dominus (+). Dominum (+).


Jim Gillogly <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Barbara Barrett wrote:
> Pity we can not get them interesteded in the VMS or the Hampton Diaries

>>an inscription carved upon it, which read: Et in Arcadia Ego! (And I am in
>>Arcadia too.) Beneath it the letters O.U.O.S.V.A.V.V. are carved, and
>>underneath them a D and an M.

This looks to me like initials, as are used (for example) in the
booklets you sometimes see that remind Masons of the wording of
their rituals. I'd guess Latin -- perhaps even a known tag.
Perhaps something like "Ora Ut Omnia Veritas, Amor, Virtus Vincunt"
(I don't know Latin, and I'm sure half a dozen here can correct my
tenses), which I'm guessing migh mean approximately "pray that truth,
love and honor prevail over all", for example. Then the DM could eithe! r
be the initals of the person to be remembered, or perhaps another tag,
like Deo Memoria or however *that* would be declined.
Jim Gillogly
Monday, 22 Thrimidge S.R. 2004, 17:33, 3 Ben 16 Uo, Third Lord of Night

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