Latin Proverb word senses
Total 40 word senses
- aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem (Proverb) Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times.
- albus an ater sit (Proverb) he is entirely indifferent to me
- asinus in tegulis (Proverb) of an odd appearance
- caldum meiere et frigidum potare (Proverb) one gives more than one receives; one gives back generously what one has received.
- cucullus non facit monachum (Proverb) clothes don't make the man
- culpam poena premit comes (Proverb) Punishment follows closely behind crime's heels; crime doesn't pay.
- de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum (Proverb) Alternative form of dē gustibus nōn est disputandum (“there's no accounting for taste”)
- divide et impera (Proverb) divide and rule
- dura lex, sed lex (Proverb) The law is harsh but it is the law.
- errare humanum est (Proverb) to err is human
- ex ungue leonem (Proverb) A work written by a great author must be good.
- facilis descensus Averno (Proverb) The path to hell is easy.
- falsum in uno, falsum in omnibus (Proverb) false in one, false in everything.
- festina lente (Proverb) make haste slowly; hasten slowly: an oxymoron equivalent to more haste, less speed
- fideli certa merces (Proverb) “To the faithful there is certain reward”
- finis coronat opus (Proverb) the true value of an undertaking or a work of art cannot be fully discerned until it is finished
- fortis Fortuna adiuvat (Proverb) fortune favors the bold
- homo nullius coloris (Proverb) neither fish nor fowl
- humanum est errare (Proverb) to err is human
- lupus in fabula (Proverb) talk of the devil, speak of the devil and he shall appear
- mens sana in corpore sano (Proverb) A healthy mind in a healthy body.
- nemo est heres viventis (Proverb) "no one is the heir of the living" - in other words inheritance is not decided until the death of the owner of the property. Until this point the terms heir apparent or heir presumptive are used. Either class of heir can of course predecease the owner, an heir presumptive can be disinherited by the birth of a more senior claimant.
- nomen est omen (Proverb) The name is a sign, the name speaks for itself.
- non omne quod nitet aurum est (Proverb) all that glitters is not gold
- non semper Saturnalia erunt (Proverb) every day cannot be a holiday
- nosce te ipsum (Proverb) know thyself (be aware of both your strengths and limitations)
- obsta principiis (Proverb) resist at the beginnings
- obsta principiis (Proverb) nip in the bud
- pares cum paribus facillime congregantur (Proverb) birds of a feather flock together
- proximus egomet mihi (Proverb) every man for himself; charity begins at home
- qui bene amat, bene castigat (Proverb) spare the rod and spoil the child
- qui docet, discit (Proverb) who teaches, learns
- qui tacet consentire videtur (Proverb) he who is silent is understood to consent
- res, non verba (Proverb) actions speak louder than words
- sexagenarios de ponte (Proverb) sixty-year-olds over the bridge
- tantum religio potuit suadere malorum (Proverb) The practice of religion leads people to practise evil.
- testis unus, testis nullus (Proverb) A single witness or other evidence to an event is insufficient to establish that the event truly happened.
- ut pictura poesis (Proverb) as is painting so is poetry
- vox audita perit litera scripta manet (Proverb) A heard voice perishes, but the written letter remains.
- vox populi vox dei (Proverb) the voice of the people, the voice of God
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