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 Malthu’sian Doctrine.Malum in Se (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Malum,
 
in Latin, means an apple; and “malus, mala, malum” means evil. Southey, in his Commonplace Book, quotes a witty etymon given by Nicolson and Burn, making the noun derived from the adjective, in allusion, I suppose, to the apple eaten by Eve. Of course, mlum (an apple) is the Greek mlon or mlon (an apple-tree).   1
 


 Malthu’sian Doctrine.Malum in Se (Latin). 

 
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