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NewHope

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What does "faeces mundi" mean?

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Elemental earth was held to possess the passive qualities of coldness and dryness,and was therefore inactive.It descended naturally to the central point of the universe,furthest from the heavens;some Peripatetics even described the resulting stationary sphere as "faeces mundi".
 

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NewHope said:
What does "faeces mundi" mean?

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Elemental earth was held to possess the passive qualities of coldness and dryness,and was therefore inactive.It descended naturally to the central point of the universe, furthest from the heavens; some Peripatetics even described the resulting stationary sphere as "faeces mundi".

The faecal matter of the universe. :wink:

faecal matter, waste matter discharged from th bowels.
 
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