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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