Claire got a note to Tom Christie that mentioned “vir meus.” This was useful for Tom, but what exactly did the word mean in Outlander Season 7?
When Claire was given the opportunity to write a list of items that she would need for someone she trusted on the mainland, she didn’t know that Jamie had made it back to Wilmington. She just knew that Tom Christie was there, so she sent him a note that included one particular item she really wanted.
Vir Meus was something that Governor Martin should have known, but it looks like he didn’t check the list all that well. The other soldiers may not have understood the term. After all, not all of them will have been well-versed in writing English let alone other languages. However, Claire knew that Tom would know the meaning immediately as he is a man of faith.
What does Vir Meaus mean in Outlander Season 7?
The term is Latin, and this isn’t the first time Claire has used Latin to get secret messages around. She’s also used (bad) Gaelic before, but she may have heard that Tom wouldn’t have understood Gaelic. Or maybe she didn’t know the right term. Instead, she used Latin.
“Vir Meus” translates to “my man.” Tom said “husband” in the Outlander Season 7 premiere, and there is a chance that he could have read “my man” as husband knowing who the note was from. There was only one man Claire would want at that point. Even though Tom really wanted to be her savior, he knew she wanted Jamie.
Tom realizes in that moment that Jamie is Claire’s only hope. So, he goes back in search for Jamie, who he knows is in Wilmington, and lets Jamie know exactly where Claire was taken from the jail cell.