domi / by Anthony Gibbins

There is something special about home. The Latin word for home is domus and it gives us all sorts of English words like ‘domicile’, ‘dominate’ and ‘domestic’. Just like English, home is one of the few places that you can get to without a preposition. You go ‘to the park’, but you just ‘go home’. Latin is the same. domum means ‘to home’ and domi means ‘at home’. Other than the names of towns, cities and small islands, there are only two other Latin words that behave like that. They are humus, ‘the ground’ and rus 'the countryside'.  

Miranda is now putting on her uniform vestitum uniformem at home. Our Marcellus is still sitting on the balcony. In my opinion, he looks anxious.