January 10, 2010 11:50 AM Subscribe
From Darwin's autobiography: 'Some of these boys were rather clever, but I may add on the principle of "noscitur a socio" that not one of them ever became in the least distinguished.' What does "noscitur a socio" mean in this context?
posted by bigbopper to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's all in the question. My latin is nonexistent, and google searches only suggest the idea of the company you keep, which I don't quite get here.