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noun, plural ne·mos. Radio and Television.
  1. remote(def 10).
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Origin of nemo

1935–40, Americanism; perhaps < Latin nēmō nobody, reinforced by sound association with remote

nemo me impune lacessit

[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it]
  1. no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland.
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Latin, literally "no man, no one, nobody."

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