homo homini lupus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From homō (man) + hominī (to man) the dative of homō + lupus (a wolf). Literally meaning "man is a wolf to man". Compare the Icelandic maður er manns gaman (man is the enjoyment of man).

Phrase[edit]

homō hominī lupus

  1. man is like a wolf to man