(hmm … since you have a Latin name, I thought you could speak Latin! )
"per se" is one of those Latin phrases which are used fairly regularly in English.
A literal translation is "through itself" (per = through, se = himself/itself).
In practice, it means "by itself" or "in itself" or "by its very nature".
In your example, it means that light is not naturally damaging, it is damaging only if there is too much.
(for other Latin phrases used in English, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per_se_(phrase)" [Broken] )
Aaah ...so simple , cute explanation . It was beautiful. very much helpful. Thanks for your time.
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