Cool Latin words and phrases

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List of cool Latin words & phrases

Ab aeterno - from time immemorial

Amantes sunt amentes - lovers are lunatics

Amor vincit omnia - love conquers all

Audaces fortuna iuvat - fortune favors the brave

Aut disce aut discede - learn or leave

Bibamus, moriendum est - let us drink for we must die

Cacoethes carpendi - a compulsive urge to find fault

Carpe Diem - seize the day

Cave canem - beware of the dog

Ceteris paribus - all other things being equal

Consensus facit legem - consent makes the law

Credo ut intelligam - I believe so that I may understand

Culpae poenae par esto - let the punishment fit the crime

De fumo in flammam - out of the smoke into the flame

Divide et impera - divide and conquer

Dulce bellum inexpertis - war is sweet to those who have never experienced it

Dulcis domus - sweet home

Errare humanum est - to error is human

Facile est inventis addere - it is easy to improve what has already been invented

Facta non verba - deeds, not words

Favete linguis - facilitate with your tongues (hold your tongue)

in vino veritas - in wine there is the truth

Ipsa scientia potestas est - knowledge (in itself) is power

Morituri te salutamus - we who are about to die salute you

Ne quid nimis - nothing in excess

Nosce te ipsum - know thyself

Omnia causa fiunt - everything happens for a reason

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - who will guard the guards themselves (who watches the watchmen)

Radix enim omnium malorum est cupiditas - money is the root of all evil

Reductio ad absurdum - reduction to absurdity

Respice, adspice, prospice - look to the past, look to the present, look to the future

Tabula rasa - blank slate

Tempus fugit - times flies

Ut sementem feceris ita metes - as you sow, so you will reap

Veni vidi vici - I came, I saw, I conquered

Veritas vos liberabit - the truth shall set you free

Vincit qui se vincit - he conquers who conquers himself

Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur - the man is wise who talks little


Deus Vult

0/10 no Deus Vult, Can't reclaim the holy land without that. \|T|/

I think therefore... and Don't let those of questionable birth..

"Cogito ergo sum" => "I think, therefore I am" attributed to René Descartes.
My mother, an attorney well-versed in Latin used to laughingly say, "Illegitimi non carborundum" => "Don't let the bastards get you down (or grind you down)."




thats pretty good


Actually, it's "sine nobilitate", not "sine nobilitas". Best. GS :-)

Sine goes with ablative if I

Sine goes with ablative
if I remember correctly. Best

Latin Phrase

Sed lex dura lex. "The Law is hard, but it is the Law."




Been reading Cassandra Clare books huh?

I thought it was words

I thought it was words

latin words

It is words just not individual words



Tempus edax rerum

Devouring Time



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I can't stand reading long articles, simply as i've got a small amount of dislexia,
but i actually enjoyed this one


the word snob, snobbish comes from the Latin phrase s.nob- sine nobilitas meaning 'without nobility' which was written next to the names of all exceptionally intelligent children who managed to get into the world's top universities without being nobility.



In Latin: Fierce, wild or savage. Like the Latin version of "Adamastos".

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