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199 Cards in this Set

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Olevm perdisti
You have lost oil you've wasted your time on this criticism for a misallocation of resources
Audiatur et altera pars!
Let us hear the opposite side!
Ego me bene habeo
With me all is well. (last words) (Burrus)
Haud ignota loquor
I say things that are known
Frangar non flectar
I am broken, I am not deflected
Ille mi par esse deo videtur
He seems to me to be equal to a god. (Catullus)
Domine, dirige nos
Lord, direct us
Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit
To boldly go where no man has gone before
Quod natura non sunt turpia
What is natural cannot be bad
Omnes una manet nox
The same night awaits us all. (Horace)
Numquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom say another
Licentia poetica
Poetic licence. (Seneca)
Mala fide
In bad faith (something which is done fraudulently)
Si vis amari, ama
If you wish to be loved, love. (Seneca)
Cura ut valeas
Take care
In vino veritas
The truth is in wine. A drunk person tells the truth
Honor virutis preamium
Honour is the reward of virtue
Cave canem, te necet lingendo
Beware of the dog, he may lick you to death
Aqua vitae
Water of life (brandy)
De integro
Repeat again from the start
Qui habet aures audiendi audiat
He who has ears, let him understand how to listen
Natura abhorret a vacua
Nature abhors a vacuum
Un idea perplexi na
The idea is strange to us
Alis volat propriis
He flies by his own wings
In pari materia
Of like kind
Obesa cantavit
The fat lady has sung
Non sequitur
It does not follow
Dominus tecum
May the Lord be with you (Singular)
Omnes deteriores svmvs licentia
Too much freedom debases us
Licentia liquendi
Liberty of speaking
In silico
By means of a computer simulation
Nil sine numine
Nothing without providence
Semper idem
Always the same thing. (Cicero)
in posse
In possibility
Numquam se minus solum quam cum solus esset
You are never so little alone as when you are alone. (Cicero)
Timor mortis conturbat me
The fear of death confounds me
In saecvla saecvlorvm
For ages of ages forever
Inter partes
Made between two parties
Genus irritabile vatum
The irritable race of poets. (Horace)
Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter
Necessity is the mother of all invention
Pari passu
With equal step
Rem tene, verba sequentur
Keep to the subject and the words will follow. (Cato Senior)
He/she painted it
Quater in die (Q.I.D)
Take four times a day
Vis consili expers mole ruit sua
Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight. (Discretion is the better part of valor) (Horace)
Et cetera/etcetera (etc.)
And the rest.
Estne tibi forte magna feles fulva et planissima?
Do you by chance happen to own a large, yellowish, very flat cat?
Vita luna!
Crazy life!
In the capacity of
Hostis hvmani generis
Enemy of the human race
Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire
I came, I saw, I want to go home
Summam scrutemur
Let's look at the bottom line
Salve (plural salvete)
Hail; welcome
Scribere est agere
To write is to act
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur
Anything said in Latin sounds profound
Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri?
(At a barbeque) Ever noticed how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?
Loco citato (Lc)
In the passage just quoted
Koming soon
Sorry, bad joke
Escariorium lavator
Dishwashing machine
Mellita, domi adsum
Honey, I'm home
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt
Men readily believe what they want to believe. (Caesar)
In virtute sunt multi ascensus
There are many degrees in excellence. (Cicero)
Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!
The devil made me do it!
Uti foro
To play the market
Sequens mirabitur aetas
The following age will be amazed
In transitu
In passing, on the way
Medicus curat, natura sanat
The physician treats, nature cures
Nemo autem regere potest nisi qui et regi
Moreover, there is no one who can rule unless he can be ruled. (Seneca)
In omnia paratus
Prepared for all things
Libertas inaestimabilis res est
Liberty is a thing beyond all price. (Corpus Iuris Civilis)
In statu quo
In the same state
Curriculum vitae
A summary of a person's career
Pone ubi sol non lucet!
Put it where the sun don't shine!
Veritas odit moras
Truth hates delay. (Seneca)
In vinculis etiam audax
In chains yet still bold (free)
Non sum qualis eram
I am not what / of what sort I was (I'm not what I used to be.)
Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt
You know, the Romans invented the art of love
In memoriam
To the memory of
Splendide mendax
Splendidly false. (Horace)
Fortunatus sum! Pila mea de gramine horrido modo in pratum lene recta volvit!
Isn't that lucky! My ball just rolled out of the rough and onto the fairway!
Adeste fideles
Be present, faithful ones
Dum vivimus, vivamus
While we live, let us live (Epicurean philosophy)
Aurora Musis amica
Dawn is friend of the muses. (Early bird catches the worm.)
Mens sibi conscia recti
A mind conscious of its rectitude
Terra nullius
Uninhabited land
Minus habens
Plusque minusque
More or less
Acta est fabula, plaudite!
The play is over, applaud! (Said to have been emperor Augustus' last words)
Hoc est vivere bis vita posse priore frvi
To live twice is to make useful profit from one's past. Experience is the best teacher, so learn from it
Exempli gratia (e.g)
For the sake of example
Experientia docet stultos
Experience teaches fools
Nvnc dimittis
Now let [thy servant] depart
Inter se
Amongst themselves
Nihil obstat
Nothing stands in the way
Eheu fugaces labuntur anni
Alas, the fleeting years slip by. (Horace)
Fac ut nemo me vocet
Hold my calls
I'm outta here!
Uberrimae fidei
Of the utmost good faith
Cotidiana vilescunt
Familiarity breeds contempt
In dentibus anticis frustrum magnum spiniciae habes
You have a big piece of spinach in your front teeth
Quo signo nata es?
What's your sign?
Luctor et emergo
I struggle but I'll survive
In limine
On the threshold, at the very outset
Quaque nocte (Qn)
Every night
Fortes fortuna iuvat
fortune favours the brave
Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?
Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?
Mater tua criceta fuit, et pater tuo redoluit bacarum sambucus
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries
Quomodo vales
How are you?
Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!
Poison or slime
Alma mater
Nourishing mother. (One's old school or university)
Per angusta in augusta
Through difficulties to great things
Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
Timendi causa est nescire
Ignorance is the cause of fear. (Seneca)
Ibidem (Ib.)
In the same place. (in a book)
Amicus curiae
Friend of the court
Per contra
On the contrary
Dramatis personae
Characters of the play
Epistula non erubescit
A letter doesn't blush. (Cicero)
Mortvi non mordant
Dead me don't bite; Dead men tell no tale
Nota bene (Nb.)
Note well. Observe carefully
Quid nunc
What now?! (a nosy busybody)
In propria persona
In person
De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum
Of two evils, the lesser must always be chosen (Thomas á Kempis)
Pendente lite
While a suit is pending
Puri sermonis amator
A lover of pure speech. (Terence)
Aegroto, dum anima est, spes esse dicitur
It is said that for a sick man, there is hope as long as there is life
Non sibi sed suis
Not for one's self but for one's people
In excelsis
In the highest
Quo fas et gloria docunt
Where right and glory lead
Deo optimo maximo
To God, the Best, the Greatest
Amor platonicus
Platonic love
Uva uvam videndo varia fit
A grape changes color in seeing another grape. A bad/good friend makes you a bad/good person
Summa cum laude
With highest honor
Ubi spiritus est cantus est
Where there is spirit there is song
Non sum pisces
I am not a fish
Animus facit nobilem
The spirit makes (human) noble
Nemo saltat sobrius
No man dances sober
Gloria patri
Glory to the Father
Requiescat in pace
Let him/her rest in peace. (May he/she rest in peace)
Me iudice
I being judge; in my judgement
Insula gilliganis
Gilligan's Island
For the sake of argument
Sola lingua bona est lingua mortua
The only good language is a dead language
A cruce salus
From the cross comes salvation
Pistrix! Pistrix!
Shark! Shark!
Bene, cum Latine nescias, nolo manus meas in te maculare
Well, if you don't understand plain Latin, I'm not going to dirty my hands on you
Mendacem memorem esse oportet
A liar needs a good memory. (Quintilianus)
In alio pediculum, in te ricinum non vides
You see a louse on someone else, but not a tick on yourself. (Petronius)
Semper ubi sub ubi ubique
Always wear underwear everywhere
Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit
Not much worth is an example that solves one quarrel with another. (Horace)
Beatae memoriae
Of blessed memory
Fama semper vivat
May his/her fame last forever
Post obitum
After death
Sui generis
Of one's own kind
Imperator/Imperatrix (Imp.)
Sit tibi terra levis
May the earth be light upon you
Oratvr fit, poeta nascitvr
An orator is made [but] a poet is born
Ab incunabulis
From the cradle
Re vera, potas bene
Say, you sure are drinking a lot
Gratia placenti
For the sake of pleasing
Veritas Lux Mea
The truth enlightens me / The truth is my light
Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis
Unless you will have believed, you will not understand. (St. Augustine)
Qui scribit bis legit
He who writes reads twice
Sic transit gloria mundi
So passes the glory of the world
Amor est vitae essentia
Love is the essence of life. (Robert B. Mackay)
Post tenebras lux
After the darkness, light
Omne initium est difficile
Every beginning is difficult
Caelum videre iussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus
He bid them look at the sky and lift their faces to the stars. (Ovid)
Ante meridiem (a.m.)
Before midday
Pax tecum
May peace be with you (Singular)
Dies natalis
Aetatis (aet.)
De minimis non curat praetor
The authority or king, or law does not care about trivial things
Vide ut supra
See the above
O! Plus! Perge! Aio! Hui! Hem!
Oh! More! Go on! Yes! Ooh! Ummm!
Gaudeamus igitur (iuvenes dum sumus)
Therefore, let us rejoice. (while we are young)
Tintinnuntius meus sonat!
There goes my beeper!
Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus interpres
As a true translator you will take care not to translate word for word. (Horace)
Onus probandi
The burden of proof
Ius civile
Civil law
Res judicata
Thing already judged upon
Latro! fremo!
Woof woof! Grrrr!
Id est (i.e.)
That is to say
Numerus clausus
A restricted number
In aere aedificare
Build (castles) in the air. (St. Augustine)
Nemine dissentiente (Nem. Diss.)
With no one disagreeing
Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur
Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out
Feles mala!
Bad kitty!
Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes
Let us improve life through science and art. (Vergil)
Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas
It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it. (Pliny the Younger)
Cursum perficio
My journey is over, or I finish my journey
In media res
In or into the middle of a sequence of events. (Horace)
Ex mea sententia
In my opinion
Lex loci
The law of the place
Maxima debetur puero reverentia
We owe the greatest respect to a child