Antipodes Legal Meaning

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We borrowed the word antipode more than 600 years ago. It first appeared in a translation of a Latin text as a word that refers to “men who have their feet against our feet,” that is, inhabitants on the other side of the globe. The word, which has its origin in Greek, combines anti-, which means “opposite”, with the root pod-, which means “foot”. “Antipode” is no longer used in English as a term for people, but the term on the other side of the globe lives in its current geographical sense. We have come to use the plural term “antipodes” (pronounced an-TIH-puh-deez) to refer to Australia and New Zealand because they are on the other side of the world from Britain. Antipodes of Middle English, plural, people living in opposite places of the globe, Latin, Greek, plural of antipode, antipous with opposite feet, anti- + pod, pous foot at more walking At the end of the second act, scene 1 of Shakespeare`s Much Ado About Nothing, Benedick is the most upset by Beatrice`s insults. When he hears her approaching, he asks Don Pedro to send him to every race – even to the other side of the world – only to keep him away from Beatrice.