Question by  Janarthanan (42)

Does ex familia mean from the family in Latin?

I need the proper translation of Ex familia.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

It means "outside of the family". Context would help. When the pope speaks "ex cathedra" it means he is speaking "outside of the cathedral" (as in the Vatican).


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

Linguists call ex familia a "false friend. " Although it looks as if it means from the family, familia is better translated as household, which included family members and slaves.

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