Definition of officina gentium in US English:

officina gentium

noun

  • A country or area from the inhabitants of which several nations develop.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From post-classical Latin officina gentium from classical Latin officīna + gentium, genitive plural of gēns.

Pronunciation

officina gentium

/ɒfɪˌsʌɪnə ˈdʒɛntɪəm/