vir-, viri-, virtu-

(Latin: man, manliness, manhood; masculine; husband)

Ad virtutem per sapientiam.
Translation: "To virtue through wisdom."

Motto of Castle Jr. College, Windham, New Hampshire, USA.

centumvir, centumviral, centumvirate (s), centumviri (pl)
In Roman history, a body of judges appointed by the praetor to decide common causes among the Roman people.

They were elected out of the thirty-five tribes, three from each tribe, which made the number one hundred five, though for the sake of conciseness called "The Hundred Men", which was the name they continued to use even when the number was increased under the emperors to 180.

cosmic electrodynamics (plural form that functions as a singular) (noun)
1. The science concerned with electromagnetic phenomena in ionized media encountered in interstellar space, in stars, and above the atmosphere.
2. The physics of the interactions of moving, charged particles and magnetic fields in planetary atmospheres, stars, and interstellar and intergalactic space.
Circumtropical; occurring throughout the tropics.
decemvir, decemviral, decemvirate
In Roman history, a body of ten men acting as a commission, council, college, or ruling authority; especially, the two bodies of magistrates appointed in 451 and 450 B.C. to draw up a code of laws (The Laws of Twelve Tables) who were, during the time, entrusted with the supreme government of Rome.
2. A council or ruling body of ten, as the Council of Ten of the Venetian Republic.
A term used in theology that signifies someone who is divine and man (human) at the same time.
devirilize, devirilization
To deprive of virility or manly qualities; to devitalize.
duumvir, duumviracy, duumviral, duumvirate
1. In Roman history, one of the duumviri, the general name given to pairs of co-equal magistrates and functionaries in Rome and in her coloniae and municipia.
2. In modern use, one of two colleagues in authority.
1. Castrated, emasculated; deprived of manly strength or vigor.
2. To deprive of manly qualities or attributes; to render unmanly in character or appearance.
1. The action of depriving of virility; the state of being deprived of virility; emasculation; feminization.
2. A delusion in which a male believes he has been transformed into a female.
A male singer castrated in boyhood so as to retain an alto or soprano voice.
1. To put forth virtue from (oneself); to exert oneself (to do something).
2. To put forth virtue, exert influence.
3. To take away the virtue of, to deprive of authority, power, or strength.
4. Deprived of virtue, strength, or power; enervated.
Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros.
Fire tests gold; adversity [tests] strong men.

Seneca, in De Providentia, warns us that there will be trouble in our lives and we must learn to come to grips with it, telling us that "life is not a bowl of cherries".

In fide vestra virtutem in virtute autem scientiam. (Latin motto)
Translation: "[Have] virtue in your faith but knowledge in your virtue."

Motto of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, USA.

invirile, invirility
Unmanly, effeminate.

Links to other units that include the topic of "man", "mankind":
andro-; anthropo-; homo-.