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200 Cards in this Set

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Labor omnia vincit
Work conquers all things. (Virgil)
Dira necessitas
The dire necessity. (Horace)
Data et accepta
Expenditure and receipts
Deus et natua non faciunt frusta
God and nature do not work together in vain
Fiat justitia (et ruat caelum)
Let justice be done. (though the heavens fall)"
Venienti occurrite morbo
Meet the misfortune as it comes. (Persius)
Pro rata
In proportion to the value. (per hour for example)
Nulli secundus
Second to none
Theatrum mundi
The theatre of the world
Latine loqui coactus sum
I have this compulsion to speak Latin
Ad libitum (ad lib)
At one's pleasure
and from the son
Vi et armis
By force and arms
Cum laude
With praise
Tempus incognitum
Time unknown
Reductio ad absurdum
Reduction to the absurd. (proving the truth of a proposition by proving the falsity of all its alternatives)
Sobria inebrietas
Sober intoxication
Ut humiliter opinor
In my humble opinion
In place of
Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore
I hope that the memory of our friendship will be everlasting. (Cicero)
Bis repetita placent
The things that please are those that are asked for again and again. (Horace)
Ultima ratio regum
The final argument of kings
Hoc tempore obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit
In these days friends are won through flattery, the truth gives birth to hate. (Terence)
Extinctus amabitur idem
The same [hated] man will be loved after he's dead. How quickly we forget. (Horace)
Amicus verus est rara avis
A true friend is a rare bird
Fabas indulcet fames
Hunger sweetens the beans, or hunger makes everything taste good!
Quo vadis?
Where are you going? / Whither goest thou?
Tu autem
You, also
Senatus populusque romanus (SPQR)
The Senate and the Roman people
Per ardua ad astra
Through difficulties to the stars
Fac ut vivas
Get a life
Amor patriae
Love of country
De facto
Something that is automatically accepted
Cum laude magnum
With great success
Lares et penates
Household gods
Sub silentio
In silence
Ubi concordia, ibi victoria
Where is the unity, there is the victory. (Publius Syrus)
Deus vult!
God wills it! (Slogan of the Crusades)
Si tacuisses, philosophus manisses
If you had kept quiet, you would have remained a philosopher. (Boethius)
Petitio principii
An assumption at the start
Ultima Thule
The most distant Thule
Fortiter fideliter forsan feliciter
Bravely, faithfully, perhaps successfully
Nil admirari
To admire nothing. (Horace)
Vescere bracis meis
Eat my shorts
Braccae tuae aperiuntur
Your fly is open
Transit umbra, lux permanet
Shadow passes, light remains (On a sun dial)
Per annum
A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi
A precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place)
Verba de futuro
Words about the future
Primus inter pares
First among his equals
Furnulum pani nolo
I don't want a toaster
Liberae sunt nostrae cogitationes
Our thoughts are free. (Cicero)
Redde Caesari quae sunt Caesaris
Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's
Consciousness of one's own identity
Cum homine de cane debeo congredi
Excuse me. I've got to see a man about a dog
Hoc est in votis
This is in my prayers
In se
In itself
Qui docet discit
He who teaches learns
Post meridiem (p.m.)
After midday
Cetera desunt
the rest is missing
Sane ego te vocavi. forsitan capedictum tuum desit
I did call. Maybe your answering machine is broken
Sona si latine loqueris
Honk if you speak Latin
Codex juris canonici
Book of canon law
Advocatus diaboli
The devil's advocate
Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur
What are you laughing at? Just change the name and the joke's on you. (Horace)
Graeca sunt, non leguntur
It is Greek, you don't read that
Ut dictum (Ut dict.)
As directed
Sine qua non
Something/someone indispensable
Sua cuique voluptas
Everyone has his own pleasures
Perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est
The check is in the mail
Actus reus
Wrongful act
Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora
Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow (a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush)
Cui malo?
Who suffers a detriment?
Natura nihil fit in frustra
Nature does nothing in vain
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
I have a catapult. Give me all your money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head
Schola cantorum
School of singers
Non sibi, sed patriae
Not for you, but for the fatherland
Sic semper tyrannis
Thus always to tyrants
Longo intervallo
After a long gap
the end
Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat
All (hours) wound, the last kills. (inscription on solar clocks)
Probitas laudatur et alget
Honesty is praised and left in the cold. (Juvenal)
Mare liberum
An open sea
De minimis
With respect to trifles
Olevm addere camino
To pour fuel on the stove adding gasoline to a fire
Est queadam fiere voluptas
There is a certain pleasure in weeping. (Ovid)
In infinitum
To infinity; without end
Tu fui, ego eris
What you are, I was. What I am, you will be. (This is found on graves and burial sites)
Honores mutant mores
The honours change the customs. (Power corrupts)
Pecvniate obedivnt omnia
All things obey money. Money makes the world go round
Ultra posse nemo obligatur
No one is obligated beyond what he is able to do
Da mihi sis cerevisiam dilutam
I'll have a light beer
Vivos voco, mortuos plango
I call the living, I mourn the dead. (church bell inscription)
Consensus audacium
An agreement of rash men. (a conspiracy) (Cicero)
Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet
He who feared he would not succeed sat still. (For fear of failure, he did nothing.) (Horace)
Nemo malus felix
No bad man is lucky. (Juvenal)
Si post fata venit gloria non propero
If glory comes after death, I'm not in a hurry (if one must die to be recognised, I can wait)
Nullus est instar domus
There is no place like home
In cavda venenvm
In the tail [is the] poison. Watch out for what you don't see
Nonne macescis?
Have you lost weight?
Dies irae
The Day of Wrath, or Judgment Day
Nemo propheta in patria sua
No one is considered a prophet in his hometown/homeland
Conlige suspectos semper habitos
Round up the usual suspects
Sui iuris
Of one's own right
Let it be done
Haec olim meminisse ivvabit
Time heals all things, i.e. Wounds, offenses
Credidi me felem vidisse!
I tought I taw a puddy tat!
Respice finem
Look to the end
Quod est (Qe)
Which is
Coniecturalem artem esse medicinam
Medicine is the art of guessing. (Aulus Cornelius Celsus)
Palmam qui meruit ferat
Let him who has earned it bear the reward
Credo elvem etiam vivere
I believe Elvis lives
Duc, sequere, aut de via decede
Lead, follow, or get out of the way
Ex cathedra
From the chair. With authority (without argumentation)
Tetigisti acu
You have hit the nail on the head. (Plautus)
Quo usque tandem abutere, catilina, patientia nostra?
How long will you abuse our patience, Catiline? (Cicero)
Pro hac vice
For this occaision
Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet
A timid dog barks more violently than it bites. (Curtius Rufus)
In medio stat virtus
Virtue stands in the middle. Virtue is in the moderate, not the extreme position. (Horace)
Astra non mentiuntur, sed astrologi bene mentiuntur de astris
The stars never lie, but the astrologs lie about the stars
Medice, cura te ipsum!
Physician, heal thyself! (Versio Vulgata)
E vestigio
From where one stands
Virgo intacta
Intact virgin
Annus horribilis
A horrible year
Cadit quaestio
The question drops
Arbiter elegantiae
Judge in matters of taste
Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta
He who excuses himself, accuses himself (qui s'excuse, s'accuse)
Nemine contradicente (Nem. Con.)
With no one speaking in opposition. Unanimously
Osculare pultem meam!
Kiss my grits!
Patria est communis omnium parens
Our native land is the common parent of us all. (Cicero)
Honorary; by merit
Quia natura mutari non potest idcirco verae amicitiae sempiternae sunt
Since nature cannot change, true friendships are eternal. (Horace)
Primum viveri deinde philosophari
Live before you philosophize, or Leap before you look
Non mortem timemus, sed cogitationem mortis
We do not fear death, but the thought of death. (Seneca)
Homines, dum docent, discunt
Men learn while they teach. (Seneca)
Crudelius est quam mori semper timere mortem
It is more cruel to always fear death than to die. (Seneca)
Cuius regio, eius religio
He who rules, his religion
Facile princeps
Acknowledged leader
Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet
As loyal as she began, so she remains
Virtvs probata florescit
Manly excellence in trial flourished
Fides quaerens intellectum
Faith seeking understanding
Eppur si muove
But it does move... (Galileo)
Corpus juris civilis
The body of civil law
Magister mundi sum!
I am the master of the universe!
Pro forma
As a matter of formality
Sic ad nauseam
And so on to the point of causing nausea
Magnum bonum
a great good
Rex non potest peccare
The king cannot sin
Numquam non paratus
Never unprepared
Auget largiendo
He increases by giving liberally
Eo nomine
Under that name
Factum est
It is done
Nil actum reputa si quid superest agendum
Don't consider that anything has been done if anything is left to be done. (Lucan)
Esto perpetua
Let it be forever
Die dulci freure
Have a nice day
Artium magister
Master of Arts (MA)
Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere
To accept a favour is to sell freedom. (Publilius Syrus)
Deus ex machina
A contrived or artificial solution. (literally, 'a god from a machine')
Patris est filius
He is his father's son
In pace
In peace
Lege atque lacrima
Read 'em and weep
Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur
A true friend is discerned during an uncertain matter
Saepe ne utile quidem est scire quid futurum sit
Often it is not even advantageous to know what will be. (Cicero)
Intelligenti pauca
Few words suffice for he who understands
Homo doctvs is se semper divitias habet
A learned man always has wealth within himself
Cura nihil aliud nisi ut valeas
Pay attention to nothing except that you do well. (Cicero)
Iniqua nunquam regna perpetuo manent
Stern masters do not reign long. (Seneca Philosophus)
Lectio brevior lectio potior
The shortest reading is the more probable reading
Negotium populo romano melius quam otium committi
The Roman people understand work better than leisure
Deus commodo muto consisto quem meus canis sententia existo
Which, in a very ham
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione
I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult
Stare decisis
To stand by things decided
Non compos mentis
Not in possession of one's senses
Sapiens nihil affirmat quod non probat
A wise man states as true nothing he does not prove (don't swear to anything you don't know firsthand)
Faber est suae quisque fortunae
Every man is the artisan of his own fortune. (Appius Claudius Caecus)
Sequentia (seqq.)
The following (ones)
Quid Novi
What's New?
Magnus frater spectat te
Big Brother is watching you
Concordia res parvae crescent
Work together to accomplish more
Auxilio ab alto
By help from on high
Ira furor brevis est
Anger is a brief insanity. (Horace)
Ante litteram
Before the letter
Ab ovo usque ad mala
From the egg right to the apples (From start to finish) (Horace)
Beata virgo (Maria)
The Blessed Virgin (Mary)
Peccatum tacituritatis
Sin of silence
Deo gratias
Thanks be to God
Res tantum valet quantum vendi potest
A thing is worth only what someone else will pay for it
Vigilando, agendo, bene consulendo, prospera omnia cedunt
By watching, by doing, by counsulting well, these things yield all things prosperous. (Sallust)
Casus belli
An act used to justify war
Cras amet qui nunquam amavit; Quique amavit, cras amet
May he love tomorrow who has never loved before
Horror vacui
Fear of empty places
Lex fori
The law of the forum (country)
Vis medicatrix naturae
The healing power of nature
Occasio facit furem
Opportunity makes a thief
Ego spem pretio non emo
I do not purchase hope for a price. (I do not buy a pig in a poke.)
Omnia munda mundis
Everything is pure to pure ones
Lapsus memoriae
A slip of the memory
Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere
If it ain't broke, don't fix it