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]
- no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland.
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Examples from the Web for nemo
There is something about being in Captain Nemo's Nautilus that makes the absinthe taste even better.The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires
March 10, 2014
I went and looked into the stall, and he was examinin' Nemo's feet.
In the morning there was a row in the stable where Nemo was kept.
Said there was nothing the matter with the way Nemo is shod.
He had been taunted and told that he dared not stake money on Nemo.
Nemo had been entered in the "free for all," and his name was on the bills.
Word Origin and History for nemo
Latin, literally "no man, no one, nobody."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper