You searched for: “caritas
caritas (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Love, charity.

The Romans considered caritas originally to mean "dearness" or "high price". Carus, meaning "dear", is also said to be an etymological ancestor of the word "whore".

When Cicero wrote of a year in which the cost of living was high, he used the phrase annonae (crops) caritas.

Eventually caritas designated another kind of dearness, the highest love or fellowship—charity as we now know it in the sense conveyed in I Corinthians 12:13: "And now abideth faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love)."

This entry is located in the following unit: carus, cara (page 1)

Motto of Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa, USA.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group C (page 2)
Sapientia, caritas, prudentia.
Wisdom, charity, prudence.

Motto of Saint Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City, Kansas, USA.

Unitas, veritas, caritas.
Unity, truth, charity.

Motto of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York, USA.