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Meliora is a Latin adjective meaning "better". It is the neuter plural (nominative or accusative) form of the adjective "melior, -or, -us". It is the motto of the University of Rochester at Rochester, New York. In this context it is accusative and used substantively (i.e., as a noun) to mean "better things", "always better", "ever better", or, more fully, "for the pursuit of the better".

Another translation of the word, in which it would be pronounced with long o and a vowels, would be the second person singular imperative of the verb meliorare, "to improve (something)". As such, Meliora would form a complete sentence: "Make [something] better!"

Perseus project morphology analysis


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