The Latin word mutāre, which referred to leaving a place, led to mutarsi, an Italian term linked to the action of leaving or leaving. At our tongue, these concepts became exit, a word originally used in the realm of theater.
Mutis is an indication for the actor who, in the development of a play, must leave the scene. The idea of “exit”, therefore, consists of leave the stage or, by extension, from another site. For instance: “When the explosion sounds, we have to exit”, “The actor made a late exit and generated confusion in the public”.
In colloquial language, the notion of mutis is linked to require an individual to shut up: “It would be good for the deputy to leave and not try to use justifications: the facts are obvious”, “I’m going to ask you to exit and listen to me carefully, without interruptions”.
Exit It is also the name of a egyptian pharaoh who, according to certain versions, would have ruled for a year in 392 BC This ruler is also mentioned as Hernebja.
He was born under the name Hernebja but is commonly known as Mutis. He ruled the XXIX Dynasty of Egypt in 392 BC. C. It is believed that he only reigned a year, although there are other versions that lengthen his reign a little more.
History tells that when Neferites I died, two sides were created between which the throne was divided in two; those in charge of reigning each one were Mutis and Psamutis. They began reigning together but a few months later Psamutis deposed Mutis, keeping the throne. In such a way we could say that the predecessor of Mutis was Pharaoh Neferites I and his successor, Psamutis.
Alvaro Mutis, on the other hand, is a writer born in Bogota (Colombia) on 1923, which has received awards such as Reina Sofía Award, the Prince of Asturias Awards, the Xavier Villaurrutia Award and the Cervantes Prize. Throughout his career, Mutis published poetry books, novels, stories and essays.
According to the ABC newspaper among the essential works by Álvaro Mutis should be mentioned «Maqroll el Gaviero» (considered one of the turning points in Latin American Literature), «Los emisarios» (which illustrates the political and cultural panorama that surrounded the poet in his youth), «La muerte of the strategist ”(with intense reflections on the meaning of existence),“ La Mansión de Araucaíma ”(several stories in which the difficulty of letting go of the past with its repressed memories and broken desires is evident) and“ Diario de Lecumberri ”(where he recounts his memories and experiences in Lecumberri, a Mexican prison where he was detained during his youth).
Jose Celestino Mutis (1732-1808), finally, he was a Spanish scientist and religious who lived in what is today Colombia and that he made important contributions to the field of botany. One of his best known works is entitled “The flora of Bogotá”, in which he recorded all his discoveries throughout his adventures in order to learn more about the vegetation and life of the Colombian jungle. This book did not see the light until a long time after Mutis passed away, but today it is considered an essential work for anyone passionate about the world of plants.
It is worth mentioning that Mutis did extensive research in search of practical solutions for agricultural exploitation that did not damage the soil or the native flora; however, his discoveries received little impact at the time.