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Glossary of Latin Phrases for Etymology

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Ad hoc
Committee
ad libitum
at pleasure
Annuit Coeptis
God Bless
Amor vincit omnia
Love conquers all
Anno Domini
year of our Lord
A posteriori
from what comes after
A priori
from what comes before
Ars gratia artis
art for arts sake
Ars longa, vita brevis
art is long, life is short
bona fide
good faith
Casus Belli
cause of war
Caveat*
warning
Caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
Cogito ergo sum*
I think, therefore I am
Curriculum Vitae
resume
de facto
from the fact
Deus ex machina*
unexpected intervention
dramatis personae
people of the play
exempli gratia
for the sake of example
e pluribus unum*
one out of many
et al.*
and others
et cetera
and the rest
ex cathedra
from the chair (with authority)
excelsior
higher, onward, upward
ex libris
from the books
fiat lux
let there be light
Hic et nunc****
now
hic et ubique*
here and everywhere
id est
that is
in toto
in all, entirety
In Vino Veritas
in wine, the truth
ipse dixit
human based evidense
ipso facto
by the very fact
lapsus linguae
slip of the tongue
lupus est homo homini
man is a wolf to man
mea culpa
my fault
momento mori
remember to die
mens sana in corpore sano
sound mind in a sound body
mirabile dictu/visu
wonderful to tell/see
ne plus ultra
no more beyond
nihil obstat
nothing inhibits it from being published
non compos mentis
not in full posession of mental powers
non sequitur
does not follow
nota bene
mark this well
Pax*
peace
post hoc, ergo prpter hoc
after this, therefore because of this
post scriptum
after writing
pro bono
for good
pro forma
going through the motions
quid pro quo
equal
quorum
simple majority
rara avis
rare bird
requiescat in pace
may he/she rest in peace
sanctum sanctorum
place of privacy
semper fidelis
always faithful
semper paratus
always prepared
sic*
thus
sic semper tyrannis
thus ever to tyrants
sic transit gloria muni
so passes the glory of the world
sie qua non*
the absolute necessity
sui generis*
unique
summum bonum
highest good
tabula rasa
clean slate
tempus fugit
time flies
tera firma
solid land
terra incognita
unknown land
verso
left
recto
right
vale*
farewell
Novus ordo seclorum*
new order of the ages

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