Alma mater is used to refer to a school that a person graduates from. It is also a term that was used in ancient Rome as a title for various mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary.
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what does alma mater mean
[ahl-muhmah-ter, al-; al-muhmey-ter]
a school, college, or university at which one has studied and, usually, from which one has graduated.
the official anthem of a school, college, or university.
Alma mater is the college or university one attended during their formative years. It is often translated to mean from where one earned one's first degree or doctorate, or both.
Alma mater' was used in ancient Rome as a title for various mother goddesses especially Ceres or Cybele, and in Medieval Christianity to refer to the Virgin Mary. In modern times, the term often refers to a school, college, or university attended during one's formative years, and often interpreted to mean the institution from where one earned one's first degree or doctorate, or both. The term may also refer to a song or hymn associated with a school or other place of learning.
Alma mater is a term used to denote the school, college, or university that one has attended and graduated. The term was used in ancient Rome to refer to mother goddesses especially Ceres or Cybele though it has also been used in Christianity in reference to the Virgin Mary.