Do ut des
(1,372 words)

Abstract: Do ut des refers to an ancient Latin formula used when sacrifices were made to the gods in the hope of fruitfulness and security. Extrapolated from its original context, it has come to refer to…

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Garry Trompf, “Do ut des”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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