belonging to the world

The words map and mundane come from Latin mundus, ‘universe, world’. Mundane literally means, ‘belonging to the world’. Map is a shortening of the Medieval Latin mappa mundi, or cloth of the universe (mappa, cloth, on which a map might be drawn + mundi, from mundus). Mundus comes from a Greek to Latin translation of the word kosmos, which has various meanings, including: to establish good order, to arrange; to decorate, to adorn (especially in reference to women’s clothing). Pythagoras applied kosmos to mean ‘theRead more