|Acta est fabula. |Drama has been acted out. | |(August) | | |Ad augusta per |To high places by narrow roads. | |angusta. | | |Ad hoc. |Exactly for that. Also: Not prearranged, | | |informal. | |Ad honorem. |In honor. Honor not baring any material | | |advantage. | |Ad libitum. |Freely. Without restraint, as desired. | |Alea iacta est. (Julius|The die is cast. The decision has been made. | |Caesar) | | |Alter ego. (Zeno) |Another I. Soul mate, close friend. | |Alter ipse amicus. |A friend is another self. | |Ars gratia artis. |Art for art's sake. Art has its own sense. | |Audiatur et altera |Let us hear the opposite side! | |pars! | | |Carpe diem. (Horace) |Seize the day. | |Cogito, ergo sum. |I think, therefore I am. | |(Descartes) | | |Conditio sine qua non. |Condition that cannot (be done) without. | | |Essential condition. | |Corpus delicti. |The body of a crime. The facts of a crime. | |Cum grano salis. (Pliny|With a grain of salt. Take something not | |the Elder) |literally, with due consideration. | |Curriculum vitae. |The run of life. | |De facto. |In fact. | |De iure. |By law. According to law. | |De gustibus non est |Tastes are not to be argued. | |dispuntandum. | | |Dimidium facti qui |He who has begun has the job half done. | |coepit habet. |(Horace) | |Divide et impera. |Part and rule. Roman maxima of ruling the | | |subdued nations. | |Dulcius ex asperis. |Through difficulty, sweetness. | |Dum spiro, spero. |As long as I breathe, I hope. | |(Cicero) | | |Dura lex, sed lex. |The law is hard, but it is law. | |Eram quod es, eris quod|I was what you are, you will be what I am. | |sum. |(grave inscription) | |Errare humanum est. |It is human to make a mistake. | |(Seneca) | | |Et tu, Brute! (Julius |You too, Brutus! Even you have betrayed me! | |Caesar) | | |Eventus stultorum |Events are the teacher of the stupid persons. | |magister. | | |Ex abrupto. |Without preparation. | |Ex cathedra. |From the chair. With authority (without | | |argumentation). | |Ex gratia. |By moral (not legal) obligation. | |Ex libris. |From the library (of). | |Exempli gratia. (e.g.) |For example. | |Faber quisque fortunae |Each man (is) the maker of his own fortune. | |suae. | | |Facta, non verba! |Deeds, not words! | |Falsus in uno, falsus |False in one thing, false in all. | |in omnibus. | | |Festina lente! |Rush slowly! Do not hasten! | |Fiat justitia, ruat |Let justice be done, even though the heavens | |caelum. |collapse. | |Fortes Fortuna adjuvat.|Fortune aids the brave. | |(Terence) | | |Gutta cavat lapidem |The water drop drills stone (not by the force, | |(non vi, sed |but by falling often). The endurance can | |saepe cadendo). (Ovid) |overcome the obstacle even without the force. | |Historia est vitae |The history is the tutor of life. | |magistra. | | |Homines, dum docent, |While men teach they learn. (Seneca) | |discunt. | | |Homo homini lupus. |Man is a wolf to man. | |(Plautus) | | |Homo sum, humani nihil |I am human, therefore nothing human is strange | |a me alienum puto. |to me. | |In medias res. |In the midst of things. | |In medio stat virtus. |Virtue stands in the middle. | |(Horace) | | |In memoriam. |In memory (of). | |In vino veritas. |The truth is in wine. A drunk person tells the | | |truth. | |Inter caecos regnat |Among blinds the squinting rules. | |strabo. (Erasmus) | | |Lapsus linguae. |Error of the tongue. | |Lapsus memoriae. |Error of the memory. | |Manus manum lavat. |One hand washes the other. The favor for the | |(Petronius) |favor. | |Mea culpa. |By my guilt. | |Mens sana in corpore |A sound mind in a sound body. (Juvenalis) | |sano. | | |Nemo sine vitio est. |No one is without fault. (Seneca the Elder) | |Nil novi sub sole. |Nothing new under the sun. | |(Bible) | | |Nomen est omen. |The name is the sign. | |Non omne quod nitet |Not everything that is shining is gold. | |aurum est. | | |Non plus ultra! |Nothing above that! | |Non uno die Roma |Rome was not built in one day. | |aedificata est. | | |Nosce te ipsum! |Know thyself. | |Nota bene. |Observe carefully. | |Occasio aegre offertur,|Opportunity is offered with difficulty, lost | |facile amittitur. |with ease. | |(Publius Syrus) | | |Omnia vincit amor. |Love conquers all. | |Panem et circenses. |Bread and circuses. Food and games to keep | |(Juvenalis) |people happy. | |Parva scintilla saepe |The small sparkle often initiates a large | |magnam |flame. | |flamam excitat. | | |Pecunia non olit. |Money doesn't stink. | |Pede poena claudo. |Punishment comes limping. Retribution comes | |(Horace) |slowly, but surely. | |Per aspera ad astra. |Through the thorns to the stars. | |Persona non grata. |An unwelcome person. | |Post tenebras lux. |After darkness, light. | |Primus inter pares. |First among equals. | |Quae nocent, saepe |What hurts, often instructs. One learns by | |docent. |bitter/adverse experience. | |Qui multum habet, plus |He who has much desires more. (Seneca) | |cupit. | | |Quid pro quo. |Something for something. A reciprocal exchange,| | |something given in compensation, esp. an | | |advantage. | |Quod erat |What was to be demonstrated.. | |demonstrandum. | | |Quod licet Iovi non |What Jupiter (supreme God) is allowed to do, | |licet bovi. |cattle (people) are not. | |Quod natura non sunt |What is natural cannot be bad. | |turpia. | | |Repetitio est mater |Repeating is the mother of learning. | |studiorum. | | |Scio me nihil scire. |I know that I know nothing. Certain knowledge | |(Socrates) |cannot be obtained. | |Si Deus pro nobis quis |If God is with us who is against us. | |contra nos. | | |Si vis pacem, para |If you want peace, prepare for the war. | |bellum. Vegetius | | |Si sapis, sis apis. |If you are wise, be a bee. | |Sic transit gloria |Thus passes the glory of the world. | |mundi. | | |Sine die. |Without a date. Without a date limit. Unknown | | |period of time. | |Sol omnibus lucet. |The sun shines upon all. | |(Petronius) | | |Status quo. |The present state of affairs. | |Summum ius, summa |Highest law, greatest injustice. | |iniuria. | | |Tabula rasa. |A clean slate. Person that knows nothing. | |Tempora mutantur, et |Times are changing, and we are changing within | |nos mutamur |them. | |in illis. (Ovid) | | |Tempus fugit. |Times run. | |Ubi bene, ibi patria. |Where you feel good, there is your home. | |Ubi concordia, ibi |Where is the unity, there is the victory. | |victoria. | | |Vade mecum. |Come with me. A constant companion. | |Varietas delectat. |The diversity is delighting. | |Veni, vidi, vici! |I came, I saw, I conquered. Easy | |(Julius Caesar) |accomplishment. | |Verba movent, exempla |Words move people, examples compel them. Deeds,| |trahunt. |not words, give the example. | |Verba volant, scripta |The words fly away, the writings remain. | |manent. | | |Veritas numquam perit. |Truth never perishes. | |(Seneca) | | |Vice versa. |Turn in place. The other way round. | |Vis maior. |Higher force. | |Vitam regit fortuna, |Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives. (Cicero) | |non sapientia. | | |Vivere disce, cogita |Learn to live; Remember death. | |mori. | | |Vox populi, vox Dei. |The voice of the people is the voice of God. | | |Public opinion is obligatory. | |Vulnerant omnes, ultima|Every (hour) wounds, the last kills. | |necat. | | |Vulpem pilum mutat, non|A fox may change its hair, not its tricks. | |mores. | | Масолова Елена, школа 1257. Latin proverbs and locutions. 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