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Latin Phrases

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10 questions
English
1

What is the meaning of "carthago delenda est"?

Carthage must be destroyed

Beautiful as Carthage

Carthage is ours

Carthage will lose

37% got this right

Cato the Censor (234–149 BC) is associated with repeated use of this phrase, in or out of its proper context.
2
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What does "carpe noctem" mean?

Seize the night

A big carpet

Eat all night

Slow as a Carp fish

72% got this right

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What is the meaning of the phrase "ad hominem"?

To the person

Advertisements work

As they said

For her

50% got this right

It refers to a rhetorical strategy where the speaker attacks the other person rather than the substance of the argument.
4

What does "morituri te salutant" mean?

Those who are about to die salute you

Breakfast is ready

Catch the thief

Mr. Mori is here

69% got this right

A greeting from the gladiators to the Roman emperor.
5

What does "veni, vidi, vici" mean?

I came; I saw; I conquered

Drink the wine

He is a fool

Who is coming?

Easy  90% got this right

Caesar used the phrase in a letter to the Roman Senate around 47 BC after he had achieved a quick victory in a short war
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What does "pro bono" mean?

For free

Best practice

Boiled beans

Broken bones

67% got this right

7

What is the meaning of the phrase "acta non verba"?

Deeds, not words

Action!

Attack!

Start talking

69% got this right

The English equivalent of this phrase is "actions speak louder than words".
8

What is the best translation of the phrase "ad astra"?

To the stars

Come home

Read it slowly

We won

72% got this right

The phrase has origins with Virgil, who wrote in his Aeneid: "sic itur ad astra" ('thus one journeys to the stars').
9

What does "sub rosa" mean?

Under the rose

Her name is Rosa

Roses are red

Submarine warfare

65% got this right

Sub rosa denotes secrecy or confidentiality. The rose has an ancient history as a symbol of secrecy.
10

What is the meaning of "alea iacta est"?

The die is cast

Build the house

I need to hunt

Solid ground

54% got this right

This was said by Julius Caesar as he led his army across the Rubicon river in Northern Italy.