alto-, alt-, alti-

(Latin: high, highest, make high; tall, lofty)

Ab alio expectes, alteri quod feceris. (Latin term)
Translation: "Expect from others what you have done to them."

Prout multis ut faciant vobis homines, et vos facite illis similiter; "As you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner." From Luke 6:31 of the Latin Vulgate, a Latin version of the Bible produced by Saint Jerome in the 4th century.

From Latin vulgata editio, "an edition made public" or "an edition for ordinary people" which is a version used by the Roman Catholic Church.

Alta pete.
Aim at high things.

Aim high.

altar (AWL tur) (s) (noun), altars (pl)
Place of worship; a stand or platform in a place of worship: "He placed the Bible on the altar as he read passages to the congregation."
The altar is so named because it is where a man’s alteration begins.
—Evan Esar
altar, alter
altar (AWL tur) (noun)
A stand or platform used in a place of worship: The minister placed the Bible on the altar as he read passages to the congregation.

Catherine knelt at the altar to pray.

alter (ALW tur) (verb)
1. To change, transform, make different, modify: The blond wig seemed to completely alter Jane's appearance. She said she would also alter her dress.
2. To castrate or to spay an animal; such as, a cat or a dog: The family dog was taken to the animal center so the vet could alter it.

The minister wanted to alter the church altar before the next worship service.

altazimuth (s) (noun), altazimuths (pl)
An instrument used in navigation which measures the altitude and azimuth (horizontal angular distance from a referenced direction) of celestial bodies: "An altazimuth shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something with both horizontal and vertical graduated circles or for the simultaneous observation of horizontal and vertical directions or angles."
altigraph (s) (noun), altigraphs (pl)
1. An altimeter (instrument that determines the altitude) equipped with a device for recording its measurements on a graph.
2. An instrument that shows, and records, heights above sea level; especially, those that are mounted in aircrafts and incorporating aneroid barometers that sense the differences in pressure caused by changes in altitude.
altiloquence (noun)
Lofty speech; pompous language: "Elaine's presentation of altiloquence at the scientific meeting probably had the opposite results of what she had expected."
altiloquent (adjective)
Speaking pompously, in a high-flown, turgid (complicated and difficult to understand) manner: "Nelson's altiloquent speech to the professors was expressed in extremely formal language in an effort to impress them and it resulted in sounding silly because of this attempted sophistication."
altimeter (s) (noun), altimeters (pl)
An instrument used to determine elevation or height: "Altimeters are used in aircraft in order to know what the atmospheric pressure changes are when flying up into the sky."
Altiora in votis.
I pray for the higher things.

Motto of Highgate School, U.K.

Altiora petamus.
Let us strive for loftier things.

Motto of the University of Salford, Salford, U.K.

Altiora peto.
I seek higher things.

Motto of Warwick School, U.K.

altiplano (s) (noun), altiplanos (pl)
A high plateau, as in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina: "The altiplano of the Andes, covers two thirds of Bolivia, extends into Southern Peru, and includes Lake Titicaca; at a height of 3000 meters (10 000 ft) to 3900 meters (13 000 ft)."
altitude (AL ti tood", AL ti tyood") (s) (noun), altitudes (pl)
1. The height of something above a specific level; especially, above sea level or the earth's surface: The higher the altitude, the lower the temperature.

The aircraft was flying at an altitude of 9,000 feet or 2.74 kilometers.

2. A place or region situated high above sea level: The aircraft was trying to avoid the lightening and strong winds by flying at a higher altitude above the thunderstorm.
3. Etymology: from Latin altitudo, from altus, "high" + -tude, "quality, condition of".
altitude sickness (s) (noun), altitude sicknesses (pl)
Symptoms that are caused by decreased oxygen in the environment as a result of being significantly higher above sea level; usually above 2,400 meters or approximately 8,000 feet: "A person may get altitude sickness when an airplane suddenly goes up to a high altitude, or slowly, as when mountain climbing."

"A lack of oxygen causes headache, shortness of breath, malaise, decreased ability to concentrate, lack of judgment, lightheadedness, fainting, and when it is severe, death."

"The beginning indicator of altitude sicknesses may be euphoria, meaning individuals are unaware of the cause of the problem; so, it is important that people live in high altitudes for a period of weeks, or even months, in order to safely adapt to the high altitude conditions."