Latin Phrases

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

Deeds, not words



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

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What is the meaning of "alea iacta est"?

The die is cast

I need to hunt

Build the house

Solid ground

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

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What does "morituri te salutant" mean?

Those who are about to die salute you

Breakfast is ready

Mr. Mori is here

Catch the thief

A greeting from the gladiators to the Roman emperor.

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

To the person

For her

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As they said

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

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What is the meaning of "carthago delenda est"?

Carthage must be destroyed

Beautiful as Carthage

Carthage is ours

Carthage will lose

Cato the Censor (234–149 BC) is associated with repeated use of this phrase, in or out of its proper context.

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What does "carpe noctem" mean?

Seize the night

A big carpet

Slow as a Carp fish

Eat all night

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What does "veni, vidi, vici" mean?

I came; I saw; I conquered

Who is coming?

Drink the wine

He is a fool

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 "sub rosa" mean?

Under the rose

Submarine warfare

Roses are red

Her name is Rosa

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

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What does "pro bono" mean?

For free

Best practice

Boiled beans

Broken bones

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

To the stars

We won

Read it slowly

Come home

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