alum aluminium

Not wuite sure what all the hubbub's about. Latin numen (literally 'nod (of the head)' means something like 'divine will, godhead' or 'divinity' in an abstract sort of way (the Romans have some many named gods). I like the term god's nod; it just lighted up my day. From what I read in the University's take on their motto, it's the syntax of numen lumen that some classicists carp on. This doesn't make much sense to me. Associating a god's power with some kind of bright light seems almost a cliche to me, but who knows ...
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Ceci n'est pas un seing.