Latin mottoes

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2014-04-27 10.36.34



Courtesy of “Study Sheets for Latin Cultural Drill Tapes,” by Dr. B.F. Barcio, L.H.D.

Pompeiiana, Inc. Indianapolis, IN



Mottoes and Quotations

Ad nauseam- To the point of disgust

Annuit Coeptis – He has approved of what has been begun.

Ars Gratia Artis- Art for the sake of art

Cave canem- Beware the dog.

Caveat Emptor- Let the buyer beware.

Cogito ergo sum- I think. therefore I am. (Descartes)

Corpus delicti- The body of the crime

Dextro pede- Enter with your right foot first. (a good luck sign)

E Pluribus Unum- One from many

Habeas corpus (ad subiciendum)- You may allow the prisoner (to be handed over for pre-trial determination).

In hoc signo vinces- In this sign you will conquer. (Constantine’s cross)

Nolo contendere- I don’t want to contest the charges (and I accept the penalty without admitting guilt).

Pax vobiscum /Pax tecum – Peace be with you.

Pro bono- Something done out of good will with no charge

Possunt quia posse videntur- They can because they think they can.

Quasi modo geniti Infantes- Just like new born babes” (Opening words of the Introit (1 Pet. 2.2.) used on the first Sunday after Easter; This sunday was called “Quasi Modo” Sunday.)

Rara avis- A rare bird

Semper fidelis- Always faithful (U.S. Marine Corps)

Sic transit gloria mundi- Thus passes the glory of the world

Tempus fugit- Time flies

Terra Firma- Solid ground

Veni, vidi, vici- I came, I saw, I conquered. (Caesar vs King of Pontus)



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