proximus egomet mihi

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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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