50 Cool Latin Phrases to Impress Your Friends (2022)

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Forget about ‘carpe diem’. It’s time to ‘veni, vidi, vici’ like a veritable Julius Caesar.

Far from being a dead language, Latin is very much alive in our day-to-day conversations. Carpe diem, et cetera, cum laude, curriculum vitae and mea culpa are just a few of the Latin phrases still widely used today. It’s unclear whether Latin made a comeback or it has been this cool for hundreds of years. But one thing is sure: Latin phrases are nowadays the cooler siblings of slang words. And Julius Caesar approves this message.

No, really. Didn’t you notice how inserting some Latin words here and there automatically makes someone look smarter? Even the dullest conversation can become an erudite discussion if you use the right Latin sayings. Here’s proof:

— Do you want the chocolate ice cream or the vanilla ice cream?

— The vanilla ice cream. You know me: semper fidelis to the vanilla.

As you probably already guessed, semper fidelis means ’always faithful’ or ‘always loyal’. So yeah, Q.E.D. or quod erat demonstrandum (’what was to be demonstrated’) – which, by the way, is the mic drop of Latin phrases. To show off how you logically proved something, use Q.E.D. confidently at the end of your conclusion. You’ll impress everyone with your exquisite choice of words.

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Carpe diem and other common Latin phrases and words

Before diving into the really cool Latin words and phrases, we have to make a quick stop in the ‘most common Latin phrases’ station. You know what they say — you can’t fully enjoy the main course without a proper aperitif. So let’s start with the meaning of carpe diem, ad hoc, status quo, et cetera.

But first, a quick remark. Avoid using Latin sayings and phrases ad nauseam (’to a sickening or excessive degree’) in your discourse. While they may impress your friends (and foes) if used mindfully, the contrary can also be true if you’re too overzealous.

Common Latin phrases you heard at least once

These are nearly as famous as Julius Caesar himself.

1. Veni, vidi, vici.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

Famously attributed to Julius Caesar in a message he supposedly sent to the Roman Senate to describe his swift, conclusive victory against King Pharnaces II of Pontus near Zela in 47 BC.

2. Alea iacta est.

The die has been cast.

Another Latin phrase said by Julius Caesar upon crossing the Rubicon to enter Italy and begin the long civil war against Pompey and the Optimates. The meaning of this phrase refers to the point of no return.

3. Carpe diem.

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Seize the day.

Probably the most popular Latin phrase of modern times. Luckily, we have an even better one: carpe vinum. Literally ‘seize the wine’. The only Latin phrase you’ll ever need on a Friday night out. And speaking of night, you should also remember the carpe noctem variation which literally translates to ‘seize the night’. Either way, the general meaning is to make the most of everything.

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4. Cogito, ergo sum.

I think, therefore I am.

A dictum (‘a short statement that expresses a general truth’) coined by French philosopher René Descartes in Latin.

What Descartes doesn’t know is that nowadays people prefer the bibo, ergo sum version which literally means “I drink, therefore I am”.

5. In vino veritas.

In wine, there is truth.

Be careful if you carpe vinum on that Friday night out we talked about. This Latin saying suggests that you’ll probably spill all your secrets if you drink too much alcohol.

6. Et tu, Brute?

“And you, Brutus?”

Or “You too, Brutus?”. This Latin quote appears in William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” at the very moment of Caesar’s assassination. Upon recognizing his friend, Marcus Junius Brutus, as one of the assassins, Julius Caesar utters these last words.

That scene is very tragic indeed, but nowadays, the phrase can be used jokingly to condemn a friend’s change of heart.

7. Acta, non verba.

Deeds, not words.

Similar to res, non verba, the English equivalent of this phrase is “actions speak louder than words”. In other words, act upon it or always follow your declarations with actions.

8. Carthago delenda est.

Carthage must be destroyed.

Prior to the Third Punic War between Rome and Carthage, Cato the Censor, a Roman politician, used to conclude all his speeches to the Senate with this phrase. While he did this in an attempt to push for the war, nowadays the expression can be used figuratively as a way to express your absolute support for an idea.

Common Latin words

You probably heard these but never knew what they meant. It’s time to change that.

  • Ad hominem
    To the person
    Short for argumentum ad hominem (literally meaning ‘argument against the person’). It refers to a rhetorical strategy where the speaker attacks the other person rather than the substance of the argument itself.
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  • Quid pro quo
    Something for something
    Or ‘this for that’. A favor granted in return for something else. Similar to “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”.
  • Deus ex machina
    God from the machine
    A plot device used to resolve a seemingly unsolvable problem. It’s often considered a lazy or cheap way to tie loose ends in movies or books. A good example could be Arya killing the Night King in Game of Thrones.
  • Ad hoc
    For this
    Or ‘for this purpose. Something that is not planned, but done only when it’s needed. An ad hoc meeting.
  • Mea culpa
    Through my fault
    An acknowledgment of one’s fault or an admission of guilt.
  • Status quo
    The existing state (of affairs)
    Mainly used with regard to social or political issues. “The officials wanted to maintain the status quo, so they did not vote to admit the new members.
  • Per se (and not ‘per say’)
    By itself or in itself
    Used to describe or talk about something on its own, rather than in connection with other things. “I’m not a fan of the Latin language per se, but rather its influence on modern languages.”
  • Alma mater
    Nourishing mother
    Used to identify the institution of education that one formerly attended. It suggests that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.
  • De facto
    In fact
    Describes something existing in fact, although perhaps not legal. It contrasts with de jure, which refers to things that happen according to law.
  • Persona non grata
    An unwelcome person
    Especially used in diplomacy, but also in day-to-day conversations. “Julian is a persona non grata for us since he offended Miriam.
  • Bona fide
    In good faith
    If something was made bona fide, then it is sincere, genuine or authentic.
  • Sui generis
    Of its/his/her/their own kind
    Constituting a class alone. Unique. Think of Mozart for example.
  • Sine qua non
    Without which, not
    Something absolutely essential. A more clear translation could be ‘without (something), (something else) won’t be possible’. “Creativity is a sine qua non for writing novels.”
  • Ad infinitum
    To infinity
    Unlike the previous Latin words, this one is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Et cetera
    And other similar things
    Every student’s favorite. We all know what this one means, don’t we?

Cool Latin phrases to make you sound like a veritable Julius Caesar

Do you know what’s the coolest thing about these following cool Latin phrases? They’re evergreen. If time travel gets invented in a few years, these phrases are gonna come in handy regardless of the century you choose to travel to. Besides, this selection includes only the most relevant expressions so you don’t have to worry about redundancy.

Get ready to bring your Roman alter ego to life in 3… 2… 1. Go!

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1. Castigat ridendo mores.

Laughing corrects morals.

According to this phrase, one supposedly corrects bad habits by laughing at them. Of course, you shouldn’t laugh at strangers, but your close friends will probably like the idea.

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2. Cui bono?

Good for whom?

Or who benefits? Similar to the expression sequere pecuniam (“follow the money”), this phrase suggests to look for the culprit in the person who would benefit from an unwelcome event.

3. Me vexat pede.

It annoys me at the foot.

Similar to the English saying “a pebble in one’s shoe”, me vexat pede refers to a trivial situation or person that is being a nuisance. The Romans don’t seem so serious anymore, do they?

4. Mulgere hircum.

To milk a male goat.

Am I wrong or is this your soon to be favorite Latin phrase? Although it hints at attempting the impossible – which is a very serious matter – you can not help but smile at the image.

5. Ex nihilo nihil fit.

Nothing comes from nothing.

Or so Lucretius said. Originally meaning “work is required to succeed”, the modern reinterpretation suggests that “everything has its origins in something”.

6. Nemo saltat sobrius.

Nobody dances sober.

Have you heard about Cicero? The famous Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, philosopher and Academic Skeptic? Well, he said this. Probably after an interesting night during which carpe vinum was his favorite motto.

7. Nitimur in vetitum.

We strive for the forbidden.

From Ovid’s ‘Amores’. This behavior is no stranger to the modern world. Highly disputed between philophers, nitimur in vetitum was also what drove Eve to take a bite from the forbidden fruit.

8. Caesar non supra grammaticos.

The Emperor is not above the grammarians.

Know any grammar nazis? Because they’ll love this Latin phrase. Its origin goes back to 1414, when the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg made a grammar mistake during his speech to the Council of Constance. After the error was pointed out to him, Sigismund angrily decided to simply change the grammar rule to his liking. At his point, a member of the Council apparently stood and said “Caesar non supra grammaticos”. Pretty cool story, isn’t it?

9. Pecunia non olet.

Money don’t smell.

According to Suetonius, when to Roman emperor Vespasian imposed a urine tax, his son Titus complained of the money’s disgusting nature. Now you’re probably asking yourself what in heaven’s name is a urine tax. Well, the urine collected from Rome’s public urinals was sold as an ingredient for multiple chemical processes. So no, the people of Rome didn’t pay a tax to urinate. Instead, the buyers of the urine did.

You can probably imagine what happened next. Vespasian’s answer to his son was to hold up a gold coin and ask whether it smelled. The rest is… history.

10. Plenus venter non studet libenter.

A full belly does not like studying.

To be honest, my belly does not like studying when it’s empty either. What about yours?

Anyway, it seems that the Romans believed it is difficult to concentrate after a heavy meal.

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11. Festina lente.

Hurry slowly.

An oxymoronic phrase attributed to Augustus. Genius if you ask me. Equivalent to “more haste, less speed”, festina lente essentially encourages you to proceed quickly, but cautiously.

12. Barba non facit philosophum.

A beard doesn’t make one a philosopher.

Want to sweep everyone off their feet with your erudite ways? Use this Latin phrase instead of its English equivalent: “clothes don’t make the man”. Or the similar cucullus non facit monachum (“the hood does not make the monk”).

13. De gustibus non est disputandum.

Of tastes there is nothing to be disputed.

Different phrase, same story. You’re welcome.

14. Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.

I fear Greeks even if they bring gifts.

Similar to equo ne credite (“do not trust the horse”). The phrase belongs to Laocoön when he supposedly warned his fellow Trojans against accepting the wooden horse from the Greeks. Nowadays, this expression can be used figuratively between friends.

15. Dulce est desipere in loco.

It is sweet on occasion to play the fool. / It is pleasant to relax once in a while.

By Horace in ‘Odes’. Criminally underused genius Latin phrase. I trust you shall change this.

16. Audentes fortuna iuvat.

Fortune favors the bold.

Supposedly Pliny the Elder’s last words before leaving the docks at Pompeii to rescue his friend Pomponianus from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79. The phrase also appears in Virgil’s Aeneid.

17. Ita vero.

Thus indeed.

Funny thing about Romans. Apparently, they had no word for ‘yes’, so they went with ita vero instead.

18. Lupus in fabula.

The wolf in the story.

The Latin equivalent of “speak of the devil”. When you speak of someone and they suddenly appear, almost as if you were summoning them, this proverb is perfect.

19. Memento vivere.

Remember to live.

We all heard about memento mori (“remember that you [have to] die”), but apparently a more optimistic view over life also existed.

20. Risus abundat in ore stultorum.

Laughter is abundant in the mouth of fools.

Similar to per risum multum poteris cognoscere stultum (“by excessive laughter one can recognize the fool”). Do you have that one friend who laughs at their own jokes even before saying them? If yes, then this saying is for them. Only if they are not easily offended, of course.

21. Surdo oppedere.

To belch before the deaf.

You gotta love the Latin language. After learning of this phrase’s existence, I no longer regarded my attempt to learn as many Latin phrases as possible as futile.

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If it wasn’t obvious enough, surdo oppedere refers to a useless action.

22. Aut Caesar aut nihil.

Either Caesar or nothing.

Or “all or nothing”. This was the personal motto of the infamous Italian cardinal Cesare Borgia. Nowadays, the expression can be used to denote the absolute aspiration to be the best.

23. Mortuum flagellas.

You are flogging a dead man.

Have you ever criticized someone who did not feel remorse over their actions? This phrase is exactly about that but said in a much more creative and interesting way. Gotta remember this one.

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Latin phrases about love

To conclude our exploration of the Latin phrases in a positive tone, let’s see what the Romans had to say about love. It’s true they talked more about wars, but you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life, do you? Why learn Latin phrases about war, when love wins no matter what?

1. Si vis amari ama.

If you want to be loved, love.

Written by Seneca in the sixth of his letters to Lucilius. The phrase has a double interpretation: ‘only loving souls can inspire love’ and ‘you cannot ask for love from those you do not love yourself’.

2. Amor vincit omnia.

Love conquers all.

Famously attributed to the Latin poet Virgil, this popular Latin phrase is also the title of a painting by the Italian Baroque artist Caravaggio.

3. Ubi amor, ibi dolor.

Where (there is) love, there (is) pain.

No matter how beautiful, love can also hurt. This expression refers to the pain love can inflict upon one’s soul especially if we’re talking about unrequited love.

4. Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus.

Love is rich with both honey and venom.

It seems that love was no different in Ancient Rome. This quote appeared in Titus Maccius Plautus’ play ‘Cistellaria’.

5. Hei mihi! Quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis.

Oh me! Love can not be cured by herbs.

From Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’. We know your pain, Ovid.

Why should you learn Latin phrases and sayings?

In all seriousness, Latin phrases, quotes and sayings are a fun way to boost your vocabulary and learn more about the origin of the words we use every day. While Latin is the common ancestor of the Romance languages, it has also influenced the Germanic languages (of which English is a part). So it might prove most illuminating to take inspiration from the master orators and use Latin words and phrases in your day-to-day conversations.

Besides, Latin can prepare you for many professions or simply discussions with scholarly people. These fields include law, medicine, science, music, theology, philosophy, art, and literature. Many scholars believe that learning Latin also sharpens the mind and cultivates analysis and attention.

Furthermore, the Latin language is rich in life lessons, mottos and words to live by. By learning these sayings, you’ll not only improve your vocabulary but also your life experience.

Last but surely not least, dropping one or two cool Latin words here and there will add at least 50 points to your coolness level.

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FAQs

What is the most famous Latin phrase? ›

One of the best known and most frequently quoted Latin expression, veni, vidi, vici may be found hundreds of times throughout the centuries used as an expression of triumph. The words are said to have been used by Caesar as he was enjoying a triumph.

What Latin phrases do we use today? ›

Here are some common Latin phrases used in everyday English:
  • ad hoc – formed for a particular purpose.
  • ad lib – improvised.
  • alter ego – other self.
  • bona fide – real, genuine.
  • carpe diem – seize the day.
  • caveat – a stipulation or condition.
  • consensus – agreement.
  • de facto – in reality.

What is a Latin compliment? ›

Etymology. From Middle English complement, from Latin complementum (“that which fills up or completes”), from compleō (“I fill up, I complete”) (English complete). Doublet of compliment.

What are some badass Latin phrases? ›

  • Vincit qui se vincit. He conquers who conquers himself. ...
  • Carthago delenda est. Carthage must be destroyed. ...
  • Non ducor, duco. I am not led, I lead. ...
  • Gladiator in arena consilium capit. ...
  • Aqua vitae. ...
  • Sic semper tyrannis. ...
  • Astra inclinant, sed non obligant. ...
  • Aut cum scuto aut in scuto.
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What are some cool Latin quotes? ›

Common Latin phrases you heard at least once
  • Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, I conquered. ...
  • Alea iacta est. The die has been cast. ...
  • Carpe diem. Seize the day. ...
  • Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. ...
  • In vino veritas. In wine, there is truth. ...
  • Et tu, Brute? “And you, Brutus?” ...
  • Acta, non verba. ...
  • Carthago delenda est.
29 Jul 2021

What is a cool Latin name? ›

Latin names in the US Top 100 for girls include Ava, Clara, Lillian, Olivia, and Stella. For boys, Latin names in the US Top 100 include Dominic, Lucas, Julian, Roman, and Sebastian. In Rome, popular names include Cecilia, Viola, Christian, and Santiago.

What is the oldest word for love? ›

The word 'love' was once '*leubh', a word used by the Proto-Indo-Europeans approximately five thousand years ago to describe care and desire. When 'love' was incorporated into Old English as 'lufu', it had turned into both a noun to describe, 'deep affection' and its offspring verb, 'to be very fond of'.

What is the most cute word? ›

What's The Cutest Word In The World?
  • snuggle.
  • pipsqueak.
  • mommy.
  • jubilee.
  • giggle.
  • tinkle.
  • tummy.
  • pink.
12 May 2020

Is Latin a dead language? ›

Latin is now considered a dead language, meaning it's still used in specific contexts, but does not have any native speakers. (Sanskrit is another dead language.) In historical terms, Latin didn't die so much as it changed -- into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian.

What is Latin for no? ›

Here comes level three. Learn the Latin words for “yes” and “no.” They're ita (yes), minime (no), and immo (“No, no no!” or “Actually, …”). You use the last word to contradict someone.

Do people talk in Latin anymore? ›

Latin can be spoken and is spoken today, but this does not mean that it is used in the same manner as modern languages such as English or Spanish. Today, speaking Latin is mainly a tool for learning and teaching Latin.

What is ad meliora? ›

"AD MELIORA"

In Latin, Ad Meliora simply means “Towards Better Things”. It is normally used as part of a longer phrase “ad meliora et ad maiora semper”. The phrase is translated like “always”(semper), “towards better things” (ad meliora) and “towards bigger things” (ad maiora).

What are some dark Latin words? ›

Other Latin Words Imported Into English
Latin WordDefinitionEnglish Derivatives
obscuradarkobscure, obscured, obscurity
periculosadangerousperilous, peril
propinquanear topropinquity
pulchrabeautifulpulchritude
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What does Omnia mean? ›

Latin phrase. : prepared in all things : ready for anything.

What is the longest Latin word? ›

Latin. The longest attested word in Classical Latin is subductisupercilicarptor, which was coined by the obscure poet Laevius in the 1st century. In Medieval Latin, the longest known word is honorificabilitudinitas, which was first attested in a treatise written by the 8th century Grammarian Peter of Pisa.

What is a Latin insult? ›

Latin insults were a basic part of Roman life, and they are also a great way to practice your Latin grammar. Given that insulting language is usually directed at another person, it gives you practice with the vocative and different noun forms. For example, "stulte!", "you idiot!" is the vocative form of stultus, idiot.

Can you swear in Latin? ›

SWEAR WORDS & INSULTS: “Es stultior asino” – You are dumber than an a** “Es scortum obscenus vilis” – You are a vile, perverted whore. “Te futueo et caballum tuum” – Screw you and the horse you rode in on.

What are some rare sayings? ›

14 strange phrases from around the world and what they mean
  • 'Straighten the horns and kill the bull' ...
  • 'There is no cow on the ice' ...
  • 'Pretend to be an Englishman' ...
  • 'Not my circus, not my monkeys' ...
  • 'God gives nuts to the man with no teeth' ...
  • 'To set the dogs on someone' ...
  • 'Going where the Czar goes on foot'
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What are cool mottos? ›

25 Mottos to Live By
  • Be kind; you never know the battles others are fighting.
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • Live each day as if it were your last.
  • The grass is green where you water it.
  • Breathe in courage, breathe out fear.
  • This too shall pass.
  • I am what I think about.
  • Tomorrow is another day.

How old is Latin? ›

So, how old is Latin? To put it briefly — about 2,700 years old. The birth of Latin took place around 700 BC in a small settlement sloping up towards Palatine Hill. The speakers of this language were called Romans, after their legendary founder, Romulus.

Is luxury a girl name? ›

The name Luxury is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "extravagance, opulence".

What is a pretty Latin name? ›

Current favorites in the US include Olivia and Ava. Along with Olivia and Ava, other Latin girls' names in the US Top 100 include Camila, Clara, Eliana, Lillian, Lucy, Ruby, Stella, and Valentina. Baby girl names popular in Rome include Viola — the most common Latin girls' name in Italy — Cecilia, Gloria, and Celeste.

What are rare Latin names? ›

35 unique Latin baby names and their meanings
  • 1) Alba. Alba means 'fair or white' in Latin, and is a feminine version of Albus (Dumbledore?). ...
  • 2) Jovi. A variation of 'Jovan' meaning "majestic". ...
  • 3) Corrina. This beautiful name is definitely unique but also sounds graceful. ...
  • 4) Caesar. ...
  • 5) Adelyta. ...
  • 6) Adrian. ...
  • 7) Prince. ...
  • 8) Alivia.
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What's a fancy word for love? ›

Synonyms for love that can imply varying levels of intensity or intimacy include fondness, affection, devotion, and adoration.

What was the first human word? ›

Mother, bark and spit are some of the oldest known words, say researchers. Continue reading → Mother, bark and spit are just three of 23 words that researchers believe date back 15,000 years, making them the oldest known words.

What is a higher word than love? ›

affection, appreciation, devotion, emotion, fondness, friendship, infatuation, lust, passion, respect, tenderness, yearning, lover, admire, care for, cherish, choose, go for, prefer, prize.

What words are attractive? ›

attractive
  • alluring.
  • beautiful.
  • charming.
  • engaging.
  • enticing.
  • fair.
  • glamorous.
  • good-looking.

What's a unique word? ›

To explain this very simply, a unique word is one that's unusual or different in some way. It might have a complicated history or interesting connections to another language. But, primarily what makes an English word interesting is its unusual spelling, pronunciation or meaning.

Who spoke Latin First? ›

Originally spoken by small groups of people living along the lower Tiber River, Latin spread with the increase of Roman political power, first throughout Italy and then throughout most of western and southern Europe and the central and western Mediterranean coastal regions of Africa.

Is Latin hard? ›

Latin has a reputation for being, well, difficult. Tens of thousands if not millions of school children have been through the excruciating pain of learning all the necessary declensions and translating ancient texts.

Which country speaks Latin now? ›

Latin is still spoken in Vatican City, a city-state situated in Rome that is the seat of the Catholic Church.

What is Latin for Nemo? ›

The word “Nemo” is Latin for “no one.”

Why is Latin a dying language? ›

Latin essentially “died out” with the fall of the Roman Empire, but in reality, it transformed — first into a simplified version of itself called Vulgar Latin, and then gradually into the Romance languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. Thus, Classical Latin fell out of use.

What is the language of the dead? ›

What is Dead language? As we have discussed before, a dead language does not have any native speaker, but it has some uses. Still, people use this language for different purposes. For example, Latin, Sanskrit, Coptic, Biblical Hebrew, etc., are the dead language.

What is the hardest language to learn? ›

Across multiple sources, Mandarin Chinese is the number one language listed as the most challenging to learn. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center puts Mandarin in Category IV, which is the list of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers.

What is Gratias Tibi? ›

I give thanks, I thank (+dat.) Grātiās tibi agō. Thank you (singular).

What is ad maiora? ›

Ad maiora. A Latin phrase meaning Towards greater things.

What does Sursum Semper mean? ›

Sursum Semper. (Always Upward) Established. c. 1124 (refounded 1976)

What is unstoppable in Latin? ›

Borrowed from Latin inexorabilis.

What is Latin for pink? ›

Roseus is the Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink." Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things (De rerum natura).

What are some aesthetic words? ›

  • attractive.
  • elegant.
  • exquisite.
  • beautiful.
  • appealing.
  • ravishing.
  • beauteous.
  • stunning.

What does Luxe mean in Latin? ›

Just like the related words deluxe and luxurious, the adjective luxe is rooted in the Latin word luxuria, "excess or extravagance," and carries the sense of something as lavish and opulent as it could possibly be.

What Carpe means? ›

noun. : the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.

Is Dominus a word? ›

Dominus is the Latin word for master or owner. Dominus saw use as a Roman imperial title. It was also the Latin title of the feudal, superior and mesne, lords, and an ecclesiastical and academic title.

What's the most said phrase in the world? ›

In 2020, “now more than ever” had been the most used phrase, this changed to “new normal” in 2021.

What did Julius Caesar say in Latin? ›

"I conquered!" Julius Caesar coined the popular Latin phrase "Veni, Vidi, Vici" after his army had won a battle. It means "I came, I saw, I conquered".

What does the Latin phrase Sapere Aude mean? ›

Sapere aude is the Latin phrase meaning "Dare to know"; and also is loosely translated as “Have courage to use your own reason”, "Dare to know things", or even more loosely as "Dare to be wise".

What is the meaning of Semper Sursum? ›

About Semper Sursum We are SEMPER SURSUM, or “always aim high” in Latin.

What are the 100 common words? ›

The 100 most common words in English
1. the21. at61. some
4. a24. have64. make
5. to25. from65. like
6. in26. or66. him
7. is27. one67. into
15 more rows

What are some unique phrases? ›

Unusual sayings in English:
  • to kick the bucket. A euphemism for 'to die'. ...
  • Break a leg! It might surprise you, but this expression is used to wish someone good luck. ...
  • to have two left feet. ...
  • to make a (right) pig's ear of something. ...
  • to have a butcher's. ...
  • under the weather. ...
  • to play it by ear. ...
  • the bee's knees.
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What are 20 phrases examples? ›

  • Back of My Hand. Meaning: To have complete knowledge about something. ...
  • Take It Easy. Meaning: To relax. ...
  • All of A Sudden. Meaning: A thing happened unexpectedly and quickly. ...
  • Herculean Task. Meaning: A work that is difficult to do. ...
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What does Kai Su Teknon mean? ›

Kai su, teknon means "Even you, son!" Shakespeare put in Latin because more of his audience knew Latin than Greek. Putting the phrase in another language corresponds to what Caesar himself said.

What does Veni Vidi Bibi mean? ›

And we gave it a Latin motto - 'Veni, Vidi, Bibi' (I came, I saw, I drank). It's a drinker's twist on Julius Caesar's slightly more famous boast, 'Veni, Vidi, Vici' ('I came, I saw, I conquered').

What is vici in Latin? ›

Latin. Veni, vidi, and vici are first person singular perfect indicative active forms of the Latin verbs venire, videre, and vincere, which mean "to come", "to see", and "to conquer", respectively.

Does in omnia paratus mean? ›

: prepared in all things : ready for anything.

Is in omnia paratus a real saying? ›

And one of those words was "in omnia paratus," which spiked enough after Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was released it made the list. So what does it mean? It's a "Latin phrase that means 'ready for all things,'" according to the dictionary.

What is Semper Invictus? ›

Semper invicta is Latin for "always undefeated." It is also the motto for the city of Warsaw, Poland since World War II; a testament to the strength of the city.

What is Semper Paratus motto? ›

The U.S. Marine Corps motto is “Semper Fidelis” – “Always Faithful.” The U.S. Coastguard's is “Semper Paratus” – “Always Ready.” The U.S. Air Force motto is “Aim High...

What does QUAE Sursum sunt Quaerite mean? ›

Voluntary grammar with preparatory department. Motto. Quae sursum sunt quaerite – Seek the things that are above.

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