alma mater /ˌalmə ˈmɑːtə, ˈmeɪt-/


I. noun ( one’s Alma Mater)

1. the university, school, or college that one formerly attended.

he started teaching at his alma mater.
– origin mid 17th cent. (in the general sense ‘someone or something providing nourishment’): Latin, literally ‘generous mother’.

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