Latin/Appendix G

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Latin Mottoes[edit | edit source]

  • Aliena pericula, cautiones nostrae.-

Others' dangers are our warnings.

  • Anno Domini (A.D)

In the Year of Our Lord

  • Ante Meridiem (am)

Before midday

  • Ars Gratia Artis (MGM slogan)

Art for the sake of art

  • Carpe diem

Seize the day

  • Caveat emptor

Let the buyer beware.

  • Cave canem

Beware of the dog.

  • Cavete a canibus

Beware of the dogs.

  • Dum Spiro, Spero

While I breath, I hope

  • E pluribus unum

Out of many, one

  • Exempli Gratia (e.g.)

For (the sake of) example

  • Id est (i.e.)

That is

  • Lapsus linguae

a slip of the tongue

  • Per se

In itself

  • Post Meridiem (pm)

After midday

  • Quod erat demonstrandum (QED)

What was to be demonstated

  • Quid pro quo

Something for something

  • Sic semper tyrannis

Thus always to tyrants

  • Semper fidelis

Always faithful

  • Semper paratus

Always ready

  • Tempus fugit

Time flies

  • Terra firma

Solid land

  • Veni, vidi, vici

I came, I saw, I conquered

  • Versus (vs.)

Turned to (competing against)

  • Vice versa

The other way around


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