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Alma mater

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Alma mater is a term of academia. "Alma mater" is the Latin term for "nourishing mother". It is used, less frequently than formerly, in the English language as a sobriquet for the university or college a person has attended. In American English, it is also in reference to a high school or elementary school. Alma mater is sometimes the incipit of a school's anthem or song, and may be taken as a title for the genre.

The word "matriculation" is derived from the Latin root word mater. The term suggests that the students are fed knowledge and taken care of by the educational institution.

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"Alma Mater" is also the title of a song by Chicago, Moonspell, of a different one by Alice Cooper, as well as of a Russian song by Viktor Berkovsky and Dmitri Sukharev; Morrissey also punned on the phrase for his 1997 single "Alma Matters."de:Alma Mater

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