almae matres

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almae matres

  1. plural form of alma mater
    • 1936, American Council of Learned Societies, Dictionary of American Biography, p463
      Instead, he gave himself over to a course in books; through a long life they were his unnumbered and always unforgotten almae matres.
    • 1977, Christopher Darlington Morley, Ironing Board, p177
      His three happiest almae matres in New York were the Fishing Gazette, the New York Tribune and the New York Times.
    • 2000, Donald Asher, Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self- Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different, p9
      Whether a professor will help you learn cannot be revealed by the number and prestige of his or her almae matres.