Latin Week Eight

We reviewed all the Latin phrases we’ve learned so far:

  1. tabula rasa – a clean slate
  2. alma mater – a dear mother
  3. post mortem – after death
  4. inter alia – among other things
  5. sine qua non – an indispensable condition
  6. persona non grata – an unacceptable person
  7. inter pares – between equals
  8. inter nos – between ourselves
  9. inter se – between themselves
  10. ultra vires – beyond one’s legal authority
  11. per capita – by individual, by head
  12. ex officio – by virtue of one’s office
  13. onus – burden
  14. ipso facto – by virtue of the fact itself
  15. re – concerning
  16. in toto – entirely
  17. ab initio – from the beginning
  18. primus inter pares – first among equals
  19. in perpetuum– forever
  20. de iure – from law, legal
  21. de facto – from the act
  22. a priori – from what is know
  23. magnum opus – great work
  24. pinxit – he/she painted it
  25. per se – in itself
  26. in memoriam – in memory of
  27. in situ – in place
  28. pro rata – in proportion
  29. seriatim – in series
  30. non sequitur – it does not follow
  31. stet – let it stand
  32. nil desperandum – never despair
  33. sui generis – of its own kind, one of a kind
  34. e pluribus unum – one from many
  35. quid pro quo – one thing for another
  36. alter ego – other I
  37. ceteris paribus – other things being equal
  38. exeat – permission for absence
  39. in flagrante delicto – red-handed
  40. dictum factum – said and done
  41. sub rosa – secretly, in confidence
  42. terra firma – solid earth
  43. sic – thus
  44. ad nauseam – to the point of causing nausea
  45. sine die – without a day (a specified date)
  46. sine mora – without delay
  47. ad infinitum – without limit
  48. summa cum laude – with the highest distinction
  49. per annum – yearly

New phrases for this week:

  1. pauca – a few words
  2. et – and
  3. post – after
  4. meridies – afternoon, midday
  5. eheu – alas
  6. vivus – alive, living
  7. semper – always
  8. omnis – all
  9. inter – among, between

 


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