Latin II Phrases

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Latin II Midterm: Phrases


 
  
Created Dec 3, 2012
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ab uno disce omnes
 
From one, learn about all.

From Book 2 of the Aeneid (Fall of Troy) by Vergil....
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ad Kalendas Graecas
 
at the greek Kalends (never)
3
alis volat propris
 
She flies on her own wings. State motto of OREGON.

Self supporting
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amicus curiae
 
a friend of the court

A back up for a case brought in by the court.
5
animis opibusque parati
 
prepared in mind and body. State motto of SOUTH CAROLINA

Comes from end of Book...
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annus mirabilis
 
a wonderful year.

reverse: annus horribils
7
arma virumque cano
 
I sing of arms and a man.

From the first lines of Aenied.
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audemus iura nostra defendere
 
we dare to defend our rights. State motto of ALABAMA.
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aurea mediocritas
 
golden mean. By Horace (Augustan poet).

freer: perfect balance
10
aut viam inveniam aut faciam
 
Either I will find a way or I will make one.

Simmilar to "Where there's...
11
ave atque vale
 
hail and farewell.

Said when a significant person has died or left something...
12
bis dat qui cito dat
 
he gives twice who gives quickly. (he who gives quickly gives twice)
13
casus belli
 
a case of war.

A justification for war.
14
ceteris paribus
 
with other things being equal.

With all things being equal
15
Citus Altis Fortis
 
Faster Higher Stronger.

Olympic motto. All words are compartive adverbs.
16
Cras amet qui umquam amavit, quique amavit cras amet.
 
let him who never loved, love tommorow and let who has loved let him love tomoorow.
17
crescit eundo
 
it grows by going
18
Cum tacent, clamant
 
When they are silent, they shout. 
 actions are louder than words.
-By...
19
CV
 
stands for: curriculum vitae
means: the curriculum of life
20
Delenda est Carthago
 
Carthage must be destroyed.
Said after every speech Cato made in the senate.
21
minimis non curat lex
 
The law does not care about the smallest things.
22
Deo Gratiam Habeamus
 
Let us have thanks for God.
Let us be thankful to God.
23
De Rerum Natura
 
about the nature of things.
freer: on the nature of things.

The title...
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Diem perdidi
 
I have lost a day.

By Suetonius; said by Titus.
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dies irae
 
day of anger

freer: judgement day
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Dirigo
 
I steer. State motto of MAINE
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Ditat Deus
 
God enriches. State motto of ARIZONA
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Dulce est desipere in loco
 
It is sweet to be unwise in place.
freer: It is sweet to play the fool at times.
By...
29
dux femina facti
 
a woman is the leader of the deed.

-line from the Aeneid by Vergil
-About...
30
ecce homo!
 
look, a man!
real translation: behold the man

talking about Jesus
31
ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
 
He seeks peaceful quiet under liberty with a sword.
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esse quam videri
 
to be rather than to seem. State motto of NORTH CAROLINA.
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esto perpetua
 
be forever. State motto of IDAHO
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Eureka
 
I have found (it). Motto of CALIFORNIA--relates to gold rush of 1849.

Said by...
35
Exelsior!
 
Higher! State motto of NEW YORK
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ex nihilo nihil fit
 
Nothing is made out of nothing.

By Lucretious
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sate singuine divum, Tros Anchisiade, facilis descensus Averno....
 
Born of the blood of the gods, Trojan son of Anchises, easy is the descent of Avernus
38
fiat iustitia ruat caelum
 
literal: let justice be done, let the sky fall
freer: let justice be done though the...
39
fides Punica
 
Punic faith

modern equivalent: Dutch Treat
40
fidus Achates
 
faithful Achates
(from the Aeneid)
a faithful friend
41
fl.
 
stands for: floruit
translation: he/she/it flourished

Seen in history...
42
fons et origo
 
fountain and origin

the source of something
43
fortier in re, suaviter in modo
 
bravely in the thing, sweetly in the method

resolutely in action, gently in...
44
gaudeamus igitur,

iuvenes dum sumus,
Post iucundam inventutem,
Post...
 
Therefore let us rejoyce,
while we are young,
after happy youth,
after...
45
Hannibal ad portas
 
Hannibal at the gates.
"Danger is right outside"
"beware"
46
horresco referens
 
I shudder while relating

from book 2 of the Aenied fall of Troy
47
homo homini lupus
 
man is a wolf to man
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horror vacui
 
fear of emptiness
49
ignis fatuus
 
foolish fire
st elmo's fire
an elusive goal
50
ignoratia legis neminem excusat
 
ingnorance of the law excuses no one
51
in extremis
 
at the moment of death
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infra dig.
 
infra dignitatem
under dignity
beneath dignity
53
integer vitae,
scelerisque purus
 
--Horace

whole of life and of wickedness pure
(an example of chiasmus)
54
Labor omnia vincit
 
labor conquers all
work conquers all
STATE MOTTO OF Oklahoma
55
locum tenens
 
place holding
a substitue
56
lusus naturae
 
a play of nature
a freak of nature
57
Media vita in morte sumus
 
In the midst of life we are in death
58
memento mori
 
remember to die
a reminder of death
59
montani semper liberi
 
mountaineers are always free
MOTTO OF W. VIRGINIA
60
multum in parvo
 
much in little
good things come in small packages
a little kindness does much...
61
nemo liber est que corpori servit
 
no one is free who serves his body
no one is free who is a slave to his body
62
nemo me impune lacessit
 
no one harms me with impunity
                                           ...
63
nil novi sub sole
 
nothing new under the sun
from the Bible Ecclesiastes 1:9
64
nil sine numine
 
nothing without a nod
nothing without divine power
MOTTO OF COLORADO
65
noli me tangere
 
don't touch me

said by Jesus in John 20:17
66
non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco
 
not ignorant of evil, I am learning to help those in need

said by Dido in book...
67
non omnis moriar
 
I shall not wholly die

---Horace
68
nunc est bibendum
 
now it must be drunk
now it is time to drink

---Horace
69
obiter dictum
 
a thing said incedentially
legal phrase
a thing said in passing
70
oderint dum metuant
 
let them hate provided they fear
what a dictator might say
71
Odi et amo, quare id faciam fortasse requiris.
Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
 
I hate and /i love, perhaps you ask why I am doing it.
I do not know, but I feel it...
72
omne ignotum pro magnifico est
 
everything uknown is thought to be magnificent
--Tacitus
73
op. cit.
 
opera citato
with the work having been cited
freer: in the works cited
74
ibid.
 
ibidem
in the same place


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