So, it really is all about Geography! :-) (01)
Geography, the mother of all sciences . . . (02)
A geographer. (03)
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Subject: [ontolog-forum] the god of boundary (04)
> Not sure if this is worth discussing, in fact I hope not, but want to
> share this cause its funny As I said before, I do take slight issue
> when my language is referred to as 'non standard', no offense taken at
> all, but when it comes to language I like to be meaningful
> with reference to earlier posts arguing the appropriate choice of term for
> 'ontology is a set of terms...'
> please note that
> The meaning "word or phrase used in a limited or precise sense" is
> first recorded c.1378, from M.L. use to render Gk. horos "boundary,"
> employed in mathematics and logic.
> c.1225, terme "limit in time, set or appointed period," from O.Fr.
> terme "limit of time or place" (11c.), from L. terminus "end, boundary
> line," related to termen "boundary, end" (see terminus).
> In ancient Rome, Terminus was the name of the deity who presided over
> boundaries and landmarks, focus of the important Roman festival of
> Terminalia (held Feb. 23, the end of the old Roman year)
> also worth noting the search mode there
> Paola Di Maio
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