Meum and Tuum

That which belongs to me and that which is another's. Meum is Latin for “what is mine,” and tuum is Latin for “what is thine.” If a man is said not to know the difference between meum and tuum, it is a polite way of saying he is a thief.

Meum est propos'itum in taberna mari. ” A famous drinking song by Walter Mapes, who died in 1210.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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