proximus egomet mihi

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Etymology[edit]

From proximus (closest, nearest) and egomet (myself, I) and mihi (to me) the dative of ego (I). Literally meaning "the closest one to me is me myself", "I am the one who is closest to myself" or "I myself am closest to myself".

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proximus egomet mihi

  1. (idiomatic) every man for himself, charity begins at home

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