Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Sanskrit mottos vs. Latin mottos

I was intrigued to read a while ago on Wikipedia that a number of companies, schools, etc. in India have mottos in Sanskrit.

The parallel struck me with companies, schools, etc. in Anglophonia that have mottos in Latin (or, occasionally, in Greek), since I imagine the languages hold similar statuses: a prestige language, even if now (mostly) dead in its standard form [as opposed to descendants], giving a certain cachet to whatever is said in it; the language traditionally associated with education and learning.

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