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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
M.
 
to represent the human face. Add two dots for the eyes, thus, ‘M’. These dots being equal to O’s, we get OMO (homo) Latin for man.   1
       
“Who reads the name,
For man upon his forehead, there the M
Had traced most plainly.”
       
Dante: Purgatory, xxiii.
 


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