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Anna soror ut quid mori tandem moror. cui dolori reservor miser ? o ha nimis aspera vit conditio !

Mortis dilatio mihi mors altera.

[D dattribution : pour]

[Sur Anne, comment diffrer / retarder ce qui la fin mourra ? Pour quelle douleur serai-je prserv de la misre ? O la condition de la vie est trop pre. La dilation (= la diffrance) de la mort est pour moi une autre mort.] ut + inter. ind. : comment moror, aris, ari, moratus sum : sattarder retarder, prolonger, arrter, diffrer ; (+inf) hsiter faire qqch ; ut quid mori moror : comment arrter ce qui la fin mourra (avec prop. inf.) reservo : rserver, mettre de ct conserver, sauver, prserver nimis : trop dilatio : remise, ajournement, diffrance verbis obligatio fit ex interrogatione et responsione, velut dari spondes ? spondeo. lobligation se fait au moyen des paroles partir de la question et de la rponse, par exemple promets-tu de tengager ? Je le promets (Gaus) [le pouvoir performatif du langage est attribu une qualit mysticoreligieuse des mots possde en eux-mmes [cf. Bible]. Austin renoue avec cette vision archaque du pouvoir du langage sans se rendre compte que ce pouvoir est totalement institu et exprime lautorit politique de lnonciateur. Si quelquun promet de sengager devant le juge qui le lui demande, ce nest pas en raison dun pouvoir obscur de la formule verbale prononce (magie de lnonciation = abracadabra, etc) mais du pouvoir du juge de le punir sil ne respecte pas sa promesse rendue publique.]

Citations latines A A bove ante, ab asino retro, a stulto undique caveto Prends garde au buf par devant, lne par derrire, limbcile par tous les cts A Jove principium Commenons par Jupiter (quivalent de notre : tout seigneur tout honneur. ) A mari usque ad mare Depuis la mer jusqu la mer (devise du Canada ; officiellement : Dun ocan lautre) Ab ovo usque ad mala. From the egg right to the apple (i.e. from the beginning to the end). (Horatius, Ars poetica) Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit. He has left, absconded, escaped and disappeared. (Cicero, In Catilinam) Absentem ldit, qui cum ebrio litigat celui qui se querelle avec un ivrogne frappe un absent Abusus non tollit usum Labus nexclut pas lusage Abusus optimi pessimus Labus du meilleur est trs mauvais Abyssus abyssum invocat Labme appelle labme (Psaume de David) Accipere quam facere praestat injuriam. It is better to suffer an injustice than to do an injustice. (Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes) Acta est fabula, plaudite ! The play is over, applaud! (Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Divus Augustus. Said to have been emperor Augustus' last words. The phrase was often used at the end of Roman plays, to let the audience know that they had reached the end of the piece.) Ad astra

Vers les toiles Ad augusta per angusta Vers les sommets par des chemins troits (La gloire ne sacquiert pas facilement.) Ad hoc cet effet Ad hominem Dirig contre lhomme (voir sophisme). Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur limpossible nul nest tenu Ad Kalendas Graecas. Until the Greek Kalendae. (Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Divus Augustus. To postpone something "ad Kalendas Graecas" meant it would never be done - the Roman name Kalendae for the first day of the month didn't have a Greek equivalent.) Ad litteram la lettre Ad multos annos ! beaucoup dannes ! Ad nauseam Jusqu la nause Ad nocendum potentes sumus. We have the power to harm. (Seneca Philosophus, De ira) Ad patres Auprs des anctres ( Envoyer ad patres = tuer) Ad vitam ternam Pour la vie ternelle (pour lternit) Addendum (addenda) Chose(s) ajouter groto dum anima est, spes esse dicitur. It is said that for a sick man, there is hope as long as there is life. (Cicero, Ad Atticum) A.E.I.O.U. ( Austria Est Imperare Orbi Universo. ) (les 5 voyelles) LAutriche doit commander au monde entier (Devise des Habsbourg ; en allemand on dit : Alle Erde Ist sterreich Untertan. )

Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem. Remember, when life's path is steep, to keep your mind even. (Horatius, Carmina) Age quod agis ! Fais ce que tu fais ! Agnosco veteris vestigia flammae. I recognise the vestige of that fading flame. (Vergilius, Aenis) Alea jacta est Le sort en est jet ! (littralement, Les ds sont jets ! : Jules Csar franchissant le Rubicon) Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent. We like other people's (things) the best; others like ours. Nous prfrons les choses des autres, et les autres prfrent les ntres (Publilius Syrus) Aliis si licet, tibi non licet. Even though it is permitted for others, it isn't permitted for you. (Terentius, Heautontimorumenos. Cf. quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi and duo cum faciunt idem, non est idem.) Alter ego Un autre soi-mme Amantium irae (fp), amoris integratio est. The anger of lovers is what brings love together. (N/A) Amicus certus in re incert cernitur. A sure friend shows himself in the uncertain. (A friend in need is a friend indeed.) Cest dans le malheur quon reconnat ses amis (Ennius, quoted by Cicero.) Amicus curiae Friend of the court (N/A; legal maxim referring to a party that is allowed to provide information to a court even though the party is not directly involved in the case at hand.) Amicus verus est rara avis. A true friend is a rare bird. (N/A) Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur. We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving.

(Publilius Syrus) Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus. Love is rich with both honey and venom. (Plautus, Cistellaria) Amor patri nostra lex Lamour de la patrie est notre loi Amor vincit omnia et nos cedamus amori. Love conquers all and let us yield to love. (Vergilius, Eclogae) An nescis, mi fili, quantilla sapientia mundus regatur ? Don't you know then, my son, with how little wisdom the world is ruled ? (Said by the Swedish chancellor Axel Oxenstierna to encourage his son Johan when the son doubted his ability to represent Sweden at the Westphalian peace conference.) Aquila non captat muscas. The eagle doesn't capture flies. (N/A) Argentum accepti, dote imperium vendidi. I have accepted the money and for a dowry sold my freedom. (Plautus, Asinaria) Argumentum baculinum Argument du bton (dans Les Fourberies de Scapin) Ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short. (Seneca Philosophus, De brevitate vitae) Ars similis casus Lart ressemble au hasard (Ovide) Arte et marte. With peaceful effort and warlike feats. (Inscription on the House of Nobility, Riddarhuset, in Stockholm) Asinus asinorum in scula sculorum Lne des nes dans les sicles des sicles Asinus asinum fricat Lne frotte lne (se dit de de deux personnes se complimentant de faon exagre) At non effugies meos iambos. But you cannot escape my iambi.

(Catullus, fragments) At vindicta bonum vita iucundius ipsa. But revenge is sweeter than life itself. (Juvenalis, Saturae) Audentes fortuna iuvat. Fortune favours the brave. (Vergilius, Aenis) Audi, vide, tace, si tu vis vivere coute, observe, et tais-toi, si tu veux vivre Audiatur et altera pars. May the other part also be heard. (N/A. Cf. Qui statuit aliquid parte inaudita altera, aequum licet statuerit.) Augescunt aliae gentes, aliae minuuntur; inque brevi spatio mutantur saecia animantum et quasi cursores vitae lampada tradunt. Some people increase, others diminish; and in a short space, the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life. (Lucretius, De Rerum Natura) Auri sacra fames Excrable soif de lor ! Aurora Musis amica. Dawn is friend of the muses. (Early bird catches the worm.) (N/A) Aut Csar, aut nihil lempereur ou rien ! Avaro omnia desunt, inopi pauca, sapienti nihil lavare, tout manque, au pauvre, peu, au sage, rien Ave, imperator, morituri te salutant. Hail, emperor, those who will die salute you. (Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Claudius. The fightersgreeting to the emperor before gladiatorial games.) B Barba non facit philosophum La barbe ne fait pas le philosophe (lhabit ne fait pas le moine) Beati pauperes spiritu Bienheureux les pauvres desprit (citation extraite du Sermon sur la montagne de Jsus, en ralit aramisme signifiant heureux ceux qui

ne se mettent pas en colre = qui sont intrieur qui les agite)

pauvres en esprit, en souffle

Beatus qui prodest quibus potest Heureux qui vient se rendre utile ceux quil peut aider Bellaque matribus detestata. The war, hated by mothers. (Horatius, Carmina) Bellum omnium contra omnes. Everybody's war against everybody. (Thomas Hobbes) Bene diagnoscitur, bene curatur Bien diagnostiquer, cest bien soigner Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. (From the Sanctus of the Catholic mass.) Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere. To accept a favour is to sell freedom. (Publilius Syrus) Bene qui latuit, bene vixit. One who lives well, lives unnoticed. (Ovidius, Tristia) Bibere humanum est, ergo bibamus. To drink is human, let us therefore drink. (N/A) Bibamus, moriendum est. Let us drink, death is inevitable. (Seneca Rhetor, Controversiae) Bis dat qui cito dat. He gives twice, who gives promptly. (Publilius Syrus) Bis repetita placent Ce qui est rpt sduit Bis repetita non placent Ce qui est rpt deux fois ne sduit plus (Cette citation drive du vers 365 de LArt potique dHorace o le pote soutient au contraire que ce qui est beau peut tre rpt dix fois sans lasser lauditeur.) Bona diagnosis, bona curatio

Bon diagnostic, bon remde Bon fide De bonne foi Bona valetudo melior est quam maxim diviti Une bonne sant vaut mieux que les plus grandes richesses Bonum vinum ltificat cor hominum Le bon vin rjouit le cur des hommes Brevis ipsa vita est sed malis fit longior. Our life is short but is made longer by misfortunes. (Publilius Syrus) Brevitatis causa Dit brivement C Clum, non animum mutant, qui trans mare currunt. They change the sky, but not their souls, who hasten across the sea. (Horatius, Epistulae) Canis sine dentibus vehementius latrat Un chien sans dents aboie plus vigoureusement (chien qui aboie ne mord pas) Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet. A timid dog barks more violently than it bites. (Curtius Rufus) Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero! Pluck the day; do not expect anything from tomorrow! (Horatius, Carmina) Carthago delenda est Il faut dtruire Carthage (Caton lAncien) Castigat ridendo mores Elle corrige les murs en riant (devise de la Comdie-Franaise) Casus belli Situation qui peut entraner une guerre Cave canem! Beware of the dog! (Inscription at the entry of Roman houses.)

Cave ne cadas Prends garde la chute (phrase traditionnellement profre par lesclave se tenant derrire un imperator lors dun triomphe) Caveat emptor Buyer beware (N/A) Cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi. May arms yield to the toga (the gown of peace), may the glory of war give way to the glory of peaceful feats. (Cicero, Poetica fragmenta) Certum est, quia impossibile. It is certain, because it is impossible. (Tertullianus, De carne Christi. Later in the form Credo, quia absurdum - I believe, although it is absurd.) Ceteris paribus Toutes choses gales par ailleurs Cibi condimentum est fames La faim est lpice de tout plat Citius, Altius, Fortius Plus vite, plus haut, plus fort ! (il sagit de la devise olympique) Cito enim arescit lacrima, praesertim in alienis malis. Tears dry quickly, especially when they are for others' misfortunes. (Cicero, De partitione oratoria) Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur. Nobody should be punished for his thoughts. (Corpus Iuris Civilis. Cf. liberae sunt nostrae cogitationes.) Claris maiorum exemplis. After the forefathers' brilliant example. (Part of the inscription on the House of Nobility, Riddarhuset, in Stockholm.) Commodum ex iniuria sua nemo habere debet. No person ought to have advantage from his own wrong. (N/A) Concordia civium murus urbium La concorde entre les citoyens, voil la muraille des villes Concordia parvae res crescunt, discordia maximae dilabuntur. Through unity the small thing grows, through disunity the largest thing crumbles.

(Sallustius, Jugurtha) Conditio sine qua non La condition ncessaire Confer Rfre-toi (souvent abrg en cf.) Coniecturalem artem esse medicinam. Medicine is the art of guessing. (Aulus Cornelius Celsus, De medicina) Consuetudinis vis magna est. The force of habit is great. (Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes) Consuetudo quasi altera natura. Habit is our second nature. (Cicero, De finibus) Contra vim mortis non est medicamen in hortis Il ny a dans le jardin aucun remde la puissance de la mort Contraria contrariis curantur. The opposite is cured with the opposite. (Hippocrates) Contumeliam si dices, audies. If you insult, you will be insulted. Plautus, Pseudolus) Corpus delicti Le corps du dlit (ou par extension le corps de la victime , en tant que preuve quun crime a bien t commis) Corruptio optimi pessima La corruption de ce quil y a de meilleur est la pire Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges. The more corrupt the state is, the more numerous are the laws. (Tacitus, Annales) Credo certe ne cras. I believe with certainty that there is no tomorrow. (A famous tomb inscription.) Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crevit. The love of wealth grows as the wealth itself grows. (Juvenalis, Saturae)

Cui bono ? To whose profit ? (Cicero, Pro Milone) Cui peccare licet peccat minus. One who is allowed to sin, sins less. (Ovidius, Amores) Cui placet obliviscitur, cui dolet meminit. He forgets that which pleases him, but remembers the pain he suffers. (Cicero, Pro Murena) Cuius regio, eius religio tel prince, telle religion (celui qui a le pouvoir sur un territoire dcide de la religion de ses sujets. Formule du trait de Westphalie de 1648) Cuiusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare. Anybody can err, but only the fool persists in his fault. (Cicero, Philippicae orationes. Often quoted errare humanum est, ignoscere divinum - to err is human, to forgive divine.) Cum grano salis With a grain of salt (Plinius the Elder?) Cum tacent, clamant. When they are silent, they cry out. (Cicero, In Catalinam) Cura posterior. A later concern. (N/A) Cura ut valeas ! Prends soin de toi D Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas La censure pardonne aux corbeaux et poursuit les colombes (Juvnal) De duobus malis minus est semper eligendum. One must always choose the lesser of two evils. (Thomas a Kempis) De facto de fait, dans les faits De gustibus (et coloribus) non est disputandum.

You should not argue about taste. (N/A) De jure De droit De minimis non curat prtor Le prteur ne soccupe pas de petites choses De mortuis nihil nisi bene. Nothing but good about the dead. (Cheilon of Sparta ; quoted by Horatius) De nihilo nihil. Nothing comes from nothing. (Lucretius, De rerum natura) De profundis clamavi Du fond de labme jai cri De visu Pour lavoir vu Decet imperatorem stantem mori Un empereur doit mourir debout (Vespasien) Delicta juventutis me Les fautes de ma jeunesse Deus ex machina. A god from the machine. (Originally an expression from the ancient Greek theatre, where the conflict often was solved by a god who entered the stage with the help of some kind of machinery. Today often used in a transferred sense about an unexpected and unlikely denoument of a dramatic situation.) Deus nobiscum, quis contra ? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Versio Vulgata, Rom. 8.31) Dictum, factum. Said and done. (Terentius, Heautontimorumenos) Diem perdidi ! I have lost a day! (Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Titus. Said to have been exclaimed by Emperor Titus when a day had passed without him doing good to somebody.) Difficile est saturam non scribere.

It is hard not to write satire. (Juvenalis, Saturae) Dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet. He has done half, who has begun. (Horatius, Epistula) Dii minores Lesser gods (Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes. About the "lower class" gods in Roman mythology; sometimes used jokingly about people who aren't very important or less important than others present.) Dira necessitas. The dire necessity. (Horatius, Carmina) Distinguo Je distingue (terme scolastique que lon emploie aujourdhui pour se moquer des distinctions absurdes tant elles sont subtiles) Divide et impera / Divide ut imperes. Divide and rule. (Louis XI ; adopted by Macchiavelli) Docendo discimus. We learn by teaching. (After Seneca Philosophus, homines dum docent discunt - men learn while they teach.) Doctus cum libro Savant avec le livre (Lexpression se dit de ceux qui ne savent rien par eux-mmes et talent un savoir demprunt. Jadis un professeur nhsitait pas lancer un lve pris en flagrant dlit de copiage : Doctus cum libro, asinus au tableau ! ) Dolus an virtus quis in hoste requirat ? Ruse ou courage, quimporte contre lennemi ? Dominus vobiscum Le Seigneur soit avec vous Dulce bellum inexpertis. War is sweet for those who haven't experienced it. (Translated from Pindaros) Dubitando ad veritatem venimus. We arrive at the truth being sceptical. (Pierre Ablard, Sic et non?)

Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt Le destin porte ceux qui lacceptent et lynchent ceux qui le refusent (expression typiquement stocienne sur sa considration du Fatum, du Destin) Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country. (Horatius, Carmina) Dulcis vita. A pleasant life. (Lucretius, De rerum natura) Dum excusare credis, accusas. When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself. (St. Jerome? (probably one of his disciples), Epistulae) Dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem. As long as we are among humans, let us be humane. (Seneca Philosophus, De ira) Dum spiro, spero. While I breathe, I hope. (Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum) Duo cum faciunt idem, non est idem. When two do the same thing, it isn't the same (i.e. one can get away with doing something while another cannot.) (Terentius, Adelphoe. Cf. quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi and aliis si licet, tibi non licet.) Duos habet et bene pendentes ! Il en a deux, et elles pendent bien ! (formule prtendument utilise lors de lintronisation dun nouveau pape, depuis la Papesse Jeanne , pour vrifier quil nest pas une femme) Dura lex, sed lex La loi est dure, mais cest la loi Dura necessitas La dure ncessit E E fructu arbor cognoscitur On connat larbre par les fruits Ecce homo ! (Ponce Pilate en prsentant Jsus la foule) Behold the man!

(Versio Vulgata, Ioh. 19.5) Ego cogito ergo sum Je pense donc je suis (Descartes) Epistula non erubescit. A letter doesn't blush. (Cicero, Epistulae ad familiares) Errare humanum est Lerreur est humaine (Snque le Jeune) Errare humanum est, sed perseverare diabolicum Il est humain (dans la nature de lhomme) de se tromper, mais persvrer (dans lerreur) est diabolique. Est autem fides credere quod nondum vides; cuius fidei merces est videre quod credis. Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. (St. Augustine, Sermones) Est deus in nobis. There is a god inside us. (Ovidius, Fasti) Est quaedam flere voluptas. There is a kind of pleasure in crying. (Ovidius, Tristia) Et alii Et les autres (souvent abrg en et al. ou e.a.) Et ctera et les autres choses (abrg en etc.) Et in Arcadia ego. I, too, have been in Arcadia. (I.e. Death is in Arcadia as well.) (N/A) Et tu, Brute. And you, my Brutus. (Julius Caesar's words when he saw his favourite, Brutus, among his assassins. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the words are in Latin, but according to Suetonius, they were in Greek - if ever said.) Ex abstracto partir de labstrait

Ex falso sequitur quodlibet Du faux dcoule ce que lon veut (rgle du raisonnement logique qui affirme que dune proposition fausse on peut dduire nimporte quelle proposition) Ex libris Faisant partie des livres de Ex nihilo partir de rien Exegi monumentum aere perennius. I have made a monument more permanent than copper. (Horatius, Carmina; referring to his poems.) Exitus acta probat. The result validates the deeds. (Ovidius, Heroides. Cf. finis coronat opus.) Ex iniuria ius non oritur Right can not grow out of injustice (N/A; a legal maxim) Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor. May an avenger one day raise from my bones. (Vergilius, Aenis) Ex oriente lux, ex occidente lex. From the east the light, from the west the law. (N/A) Extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Outside the Church, no salvation. (Cyprianus, Epistulae) Ex ungue leonem. You know the lion from its claw. (N/A) F Faber est suae quisque fortunae. Every man is the artisan of his own fortune. (Appius Claudius Caecus) Fac simile Fait lidentique (lexicalis en franais en nom commun, ajout dun tiret, de laccent et s au pluriel)

Facilius est multa facere quam diu. It is easier to do many things than to do one for a long time. (Quintilianus, Institutio oratoria) Facis de necessitate virtutem. You make necessity a virtue. (St. Jerome, Adversus Rufum) Facito aliquid operis, ut te semper diabolus inveniat occupatum. Always do something, so that the devil always finds you occupied. (St. Jerome, Epistulae) Factum est illud, fieri infectum non potest. Done is done, it cannot be made undone. (Plautus, Aulularia) Fama crescit eundo. The rumour grows as it goes. (N/A; cf. Vergilius, Aenis) Fama volat. The rumour has wings. (Vergilius, Aenis) Fas est et ab hoste doceri. One should also learn from one's enemy. (Ovidius, Metamorphoses) Favete linguis. Honour (the ceremony) with your tongues (i.e., be devoutly quiet). (Horatius, Carmina; the Roman priest's exhortation to the people to be quiet during the sacred ceremonies.) Felix culpa Heureuse faute Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas Heureux celui qui a pu pntrer le fond des choses (Virgile) Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (Men readily believe what they want to believe. (Julius Caesar, Commentarii de bello Gallico) Festina lente ! Hte-toi lentement ! Fiat lux ! Que la lumire soit ! (Ordre divin lors de la cration du monde dans la Gense)

Fide, sed cui vide Fais confiance, mais prends garde qui Finis coronat opus. The ending crowns the work. La fin justifie les moyens (N/A. Cf. exitus acta probat.) Flagrante delicto En flagrant dlit Fluctuat nec mergitur Elle tangue mais ne sombre pas (devise de la ville de Paris) Fortes fortuna juvat Audaces fortuna juvat La fortune favorise les audacieux Fortuna multis dat nimis, nulli satis. Fortune gives many too much but nobody enough. (Martialis, Epigrammaton liber) Furor arma ministrat La fureur fournit des armes G Gladius legis custos Le glaive gardien de la loi (devise grave lentre du Palais de justice Paris, signifiant que la force doit se mettre au service du droit) Gloria in altissimis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace towards men of good will . (Versio Vulgata, Luc. 2.14) Gloria victis ! Gloire aux vaincus ! (soppose V Victis !) Graeca sunt, non leguntur. It is Greek, you don't read that. (N/A) Grammatici certant, et adhuc sub iudice lis est. The scholars quarrel, and the case lies still undecided in the hands of the judge. (On that point the learned disagree.) (Horatius, Ars poetica)

Grosso modo En gros, approximativement Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo. The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often. (Ovidius, Ex Ponto) H Habemus Papam Nous avons un pape Habent sua fata libelli Les livres ont leur propre destin Haec ego non multis (scribo), sed tibi : satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus. I write this not to the many, but to you only, for you and I are surely enough of an audience for each other. (Epicurus, quoted by Seneca Philosophus.) Hannibal ante portas / ad portas. Hannibal before the gates. (Cicero, Philippicae orationes) Haud semper errat fama, aliquando et eligit. Rumour is not always in error, sometimes it chooses. (Tacitus, Agricola) Hic et nunc Ici et maintenant Hic Rhodus, hic saltus ! (sope : Here is Rhodes; here is the jump !) Imaginons quici ce soit Rhodes (hic Rhodus), ici aussi tu peux refaire le saut que tu prtends avoir fait l-bas Rhodes (hic saltus). (Quand jtais Rhodes, jai saut trs haut, jai ralis des exploits, on vous le dira. Nattendons pas les tmoins, cela peut se prouver par lexprience, ici-mme : ici (est) Rhodes, ici est ton saut que tu prtends avoir fait. cf. sope, Fable n 33, le fanfaron.) ato gr ka Rdow ka pdhma Hinc illae lacrimae. Hence these tears. (Terentius, Andria) Hoc coactus sum. To this, I am forced and compelled.

(According to legend, a secret reservation written by bishop Hans Brask of Linkping and hidden under his seal on a document he was reluctant to sign.) Hoc signo vinces Tu vaincras par ce signe (vision divine attribue Constantin Ier juste avant la bataille du pont Milvius) Hoc tempore obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit. In these days friends are won through flattery, the truth gives birth to hate. (Terentius, Andria) Hodie mihi, cras tibi Aujourdhui pour moi, demain pour toi Homines quod volunt credunt Les hommes croient ce quils veulent croire Homo homini lupus est Lhomme est un loup pour lhomme Homo novus A new (self-made) man (Used about somebody who had gained success but wasn't of the nobility. Cicero was a typical homo novus.) Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit. Man proposes, God disposes. (Thomas a Kempis) Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto Je suis un homme ; rien de ce qui est humain ne mest tranger (Trence) Hominem ad duas res, ut ait Aristoteles, ad intelligendum et ad agendum, esse natum. Man is born to two things, as Aristotle says: to understand and to act. (Cicero, De finibus) Honor est praemium virtutis. Honour is virtue's reward. (Cicero, Brutus) Honores mutant mores. The honours change the customs. (Power corrupts.) (N/A)

Hora fugit, stat jus Lheure fuit, le droit demeure Horas non numero nisi serenas. I count only the bright hours. Je ne compte les heures que si elles sont ensoleilles (Inscription on ancient sundials.) Horribile dictu Horrible dire Humanum amarest, humanum autem ignoscerest. It is human to love, it is also human to forgive. (Plautus, Mercator) I Iacta alea est ! The die is cast! (According to Suetonius, said by Julius Caesar when he crossed the Rubicon.) Ibidem Au mme endroit (abrvi en ibid.) Id certum est quod certum reddi potest. That is certain that can be made certain. (N/A) Id est Cest--dire Idem La mme chose Idem velle atque idem nolle, ea demum firma amicitia est. (To want) the same in intentions and disinclinations is what makes a firm friendship. (Sallustius, Bellum Catilinae) Ignorantia juris neminem excusat Nul nest cens ignorer la loi Ignorantia juris nocet. Ignorance of the laws harm. (N/A; legal maxim used to show that ignorance about the laws and regulations in force cannot be used in court as grounds for an acquittal, or even as mitigating circumstances.)

Ignorantia legis non excusat Lignorance de la loi nest pas une excuse Ignoti nulla cupido On ne dsire pas ce quon ne connat pas (vers dOvide) Ignoto militi For the unknown soldier (Inscription on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.) Ille dolet vere, qui sine teste dolet. He mourns honestly who mourns without witnesses. (Martialis, Epigrammaton liber) Illi robur et aes triplex circa pectus erat, qui fragilem truci commisit pelago ratem primus. As hard as oak and three times bronze was the heart of him who first committed a fragile vessel to the keeping of wild waves. (Horatius, Carmina) Illegitimis non est carborundum. Don't let the b******s grind you down. (Gen. Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell. The phrase is actually "fake", since however Latin it may sound - there is no Latin word carborundum.) Illis quorum meruere labores. For them whose labours have showed them deserving. (The inscription on a Swedish service medal, instituted in 1785. Quoted from Propertius.) Imitatores, servum pecus ! Imitators, you slavish crowd! (Horatius, Epistulae) Imperium et libertas Autocracy and freedom (Tacitus, Agricola; praise to the Emperor Nerva for having been able to combine two otherwise incompatible things.) Impossibilium nulla obligatio est. Nobody has any obligation to the impossible. (Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta) In aere aedificare. Build (castles) in the air. (St. Augustine, Confessiones) In cauda venenum Dans la queue le venin In dubiis non est agendum.

In dubious cases, you should not act. (N/A) In dubio pro reo Le doute profite laccus (en cas de doute, on acquitte) In fine la fin In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni Nous tournons en rond dans la nuit et sommes dvors par le feu (Cest un palindrome.) In hoc signo vinces. In this sign, you will be victorious. (Acc. to Eusebios, words next to a cross in the sky seen by emperor Constantine the Great before a battle.) In magnis et voluisse sat est. To once have wanted is enough in great deeds. (Propertius, Elegies) In medias res Au milieu des choses (technique littraire, filmique, qui consiste commencer un rcit au milieu dune action, ou lorsque la majorit des actions a dj eu lieu) In medio stat virtus La vertu se tient au milieu... et non aux extrmes (correspond au grec mdn gan Rien de trop ! , inscription du temple des Sept sages qui met en garde contre toute exagration) In partibus se dit dun vque nomm dans un diocse fictif In silico Dans le silicium (expression latine fabrique la fin du XXe sicle, pour dire par ordinateur en opposition in vivo et in vitro) In situ Sur le lieu mme In spiritu et veritate In spirit and truth (Versio Vulgata, Ioh. 4.24) In statu quo ante A ltat antrieur Le statu quo (par ellipse)

In vino veritas In wine is truth (N/A) In vitro Dans un verre (en laboratoire) In vivo Sur du vivant (sur le terrain) Incidit Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdin. He falls into Scylla's hands who wants to avoid Charybdis. (Gautier de Chtillon ; from the story in Homers Odyssee, about the sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis who flanked a narrow strait and pulled down passing ships.) Incredibile dictu Incroyable dire Inde ira et lacrimae. Hence wrath and tears. (Juvenalis, Saturae) Ingenia levitas et erudita vanitas. Inborn levity and learnt vanity. (Cicero, Pro Flacco) Iniqua nunquam regna perpetuo manent. Stern masters do not reign long. (Seneca Philosophus, Medea) Iniuria non excusat iniuriam. One wrong does not justify another. (N/A) Innocue vivite, numen adest. Live without faults; the deity is present. (Ovidius, Ars amandi) Inquietum est cor nostrum, donec requiescat in te. Our heart is anxious until it finds peace in you. (St. Augustine, Confessiones) Inter arma silent leges En temps de guerre, les lois sont muettes Inter fces et urinam nascimur Nous naissons parmi la fiente et lurine (Saint Augustin)

Inter pocula Between the cups (Vergilius, Georgica) Intra muros lintrieur des murs (Il sagit des murs de lenceinte fortifie dune ville.) Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes. Let us improve life through science and art. (Inscription on the Nobel Prize winner medals. After Vergilius, Aenis.) Invita Minerva, ut aiunt. Against Minerva's will, qualifications). (Cicero, De officiis) Ipso facto Par le fait mme Ira furor brevis est. Anger is a brief insanity. (Horatius, Epistulae) Irritare crabrones Irriter les frelons (Jeter de lhuile sur le feu) Is fecit, cui prodest. He has done it, whom it gains. (N/A) Is pater est quem nupti demonstrant Le pre, cest celui que le mariage dsigne comme tel Ite missa est Allez, la messe est dite. Iucundi acti labores. Surmounted labours are pleasant. (Cicero, De finibus) Iunctis viribus Par des forces unies = Lunion fait la force. Iurare in verba magistri. Swear on the master's words. (Horatius, Epistulae) as they say (i.e. without aptitude and

Iuventus stultorum magister La jeunesse est le professeur des fous L Labor improbus omnia vincit Assiduous labour conquers everything. (Vergilius, Georgica) Laborare est orare Travailler, cest prier Lacrimis struit insidias cum femina plorat Lorsque la femme pleure, ce sont des piges que ses larmes (Caton) Lapsus calami Glissement du calame (Le calame est un roseau qui sert crire.) Lapsus lingu Glissement de la langue (souvent abrg en lapsus tout court) Latet anguis in herba. A snake lies in the grass. (Vergilius, Eclogae) Laudator tempori acti Laudateur des temps passs. Laudant illa, sed ista legunt. Some (writing) is praised, but other is read. (Martialis, Epigrammaton liber) Leges bonae ex malis moribus procreantur. Good laws are born of bad customs. (Macrobius, Saturnalia) Libenter homines et id quod volunt, credunt. What men wish, they like to believe (Julius Caesar, Commentarii de bello Gallico) Liberae sunt nostrae cogitationes. Our thoughts are free. (Cicero, Pro Milone. Cf. Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur.) Liber librorum The Book of Books (I.e., the Bible) Liber mihi opus est. I need a book.

(N/A) Libertas inaestimabilis res est. Liberty is a thing beyond all price. (Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta) Licentia poetica. Poetic licence. (Seneca Philosophus, Quaestiones naturales) Locus enim est principium generationis rerum. For place is the origin of things. (Roger Bacon) Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla. The way is made long through rules, but short and effective through examples. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Lucus a non lucendo. A grove is so called because it doesn't glow. (After Quintilianus, De institutione oratoria. Often used as an example of incorrect etymology.) Lupus est homo homini. Man is man's wolf. (Plautus, Asinaria) Lupus in fabula. The wolf in the tale. (I.e. speak of the wolf, and he will come) (Terentius, Adelphoe) M Macte animo ! Generose puer, sic itur ad astra Courage noble enfant ! Cest ainsi que lon slve vers les toiles. Magnas inter opes inops. A pauper in the midst of wealth. (Horatius, Carmina) Magna vis veritatis quae facile se per se ipsa defendat. Great is the power of truth that can easily defend itself with its own force. (N/A) Maior e longinquo reverentia. Reverence grows at a distance. De loin, ladmiration est plus grande

(Tacitus, Annales) Male parta male dilabuntur. What has been wrongly gained is wrongly lost. (Ill-gotten gains seldom prosper.) (Cicero, Philippicae orationes) Malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono. There is no evil without something good. (Plinius the Elder, Naturalis historia) Manu militari laide de la force arme (cf. Manus milites) Manum de tabula ! (Remove) your hand from the board! (Enough! Hold it!) (Cicero, Epistulae ad familiares) Manus dei Main de Dieu Manus manum lavat. One hand washes the other. (Seneca Philosophus, Apocolocyntosis) Margaritas ante porcos iacere. Throw pearls before the swine. (Versio Vulgata, Matt. 7.6) Mater artium necessitas. Necessity is the mother of invention. (N/A) Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. My fault, my fault, my greatest fault. (From the Catholic confession, the threefold repetition referring to faults in thoughts, words and actions.) Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam omnium sermo. My conscience means more to me than all speech. (Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum) Medice, cura te ipsum ! Physician, heal thyself! (Versio Vulgata, Luc. 4.23) Medicus curat, natura sanat. The physician treats, nature cures. (N/A)

Medio tutissimus ibis. You will go safest in the middle. (Ovidius, Metamorphoses) Melius est praevenire quam praeveniri. Better to forestall than to be forestalled. (N/A) Melius frangi quam flecti. It is better to break than to bend. (N/A) Memento mori Souviens-toi que tu es mortel ou souviens-toi que tu mourras Memento audere semper Souviens toi de toujours essayer / oser Memento quia pulvis es Souviens-toi que tu es poussire Mendacem memorem esse oportet. A liar needs a good memory. (Quintilianus, De institutione oratoria) Mendaci homini, ne verum quidem dicenti, credere solemus. Liars aren't believed even when they are telling the truth. (Cicero, De divitatione) Mens agitat molem. The mind moves the matter. (Vergilius, Aenis) Mens sana in corpore sano. A sound mind in a sound body. (Juvenalis, Saturae) Minimum minimorum Le plus petit des plus petits Mirabile dictu. Wonderful to relate. (Vergilius, Aenis) Missi dominici Envoys du seigneur Modus operandi Manire dagir, mode opratoire

Modus vivendi Manire de vivre (semploie pour parler dun accommodement plus ou moins provisoire entre deux ou plusieurs personnes en dsaccord ) Mors ultima linea rerum est. Death is everything's final limit. (Horatius, Epistulae) Motu proprio De sa propre initiative Multi sunt vocati, pauci vero electi Beaucoup dappels, mais peu dlus Multos timere debet, quem multi timent. He has to fear many who is feared by many. (Publilius Syrus, Sententiae. Also in Seneca Philosophus as necesse est multos timeat, quem multi timent , "it is necessary for him who is feared by many to fear many.") Multum legendum esse, non multa. You should read much, not many (books). (Plinius the Younger ; often quoted only as multum non multa, "much, not many".) Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur. The world wants to be betrayed, therefore let it be betrayed. (Sebastian Brant) Mutatis mutandis En changeant ce qui doit tre chang ou en faisant les changements ncessaires = toute proportion garde N Nam curiosus nemo est, quin sit malevolus. For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent. (Plautus, ?) Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est. For knowledge itself is power. (Sir Francis Bacon) Nam tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet. It is your business when your neighbour's house is on fire. (Horatius, Epistulae) Natura abhorret a vacuo. (Horror vacui.)

Nature abhors the void. (The fear of the void.) (Aristote) Natura non facit saltus. Nature doesn't make any leaps. (Carl von Linn, Philosophia botanica) Navigare necesse est. To sail is necessary. (From Plutarchos) Ne bis in idem. Not twice the same. (Canones apostulorum; a legal maxim meaning that a person cannot be sentenced twice for the same crime.) Ne furtum facias. Thou shalt not steal. Ne quid nimis. Nothing in excess. (Terentius, Andria)(The seventh commandment.) Nec Hercules contra plures Il ny a pas dHercule qui tienne contre une foule Nec plus ultra Il nest pas de mieux Nec pluribus impar Pas ingal beaucoup, cd par euphmisation (gal personne et mme ingal non plus) : ingalable (devise de Louis XIV) Nec quicquam insipiente fortunato intolerabilius fieri potest. Nothing is more insufferable than a successful fool. (Cicero, De amicitia) Necessitas non habet legem. Necessity knows no law. (N/A) Nemo ante mortem beatus. Nobody should be called happy before his death. (Ovidius, Metamorphoses) Nemo auditur propriam turpidudinem allegans Nul ne peut se prvaloir de sa propre turpitude Nemo autem regere potest nisi qui et regi.

But nobody can rule who cannot also be ruled. (Seneca Philosophus, De ira) Nemo censetur ignorare legem Nul nest cens ignorer la loi Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit. Almost nobody dances sober, unless he happens to be insane. (Cicero, Pro Murena) Nemo judex in causa sua Nul ne peut tre la fois juge et partie Nemo me impune lacessit. Nobody insults me with impunity. (The motto of the Scottish crown.) Nemo nascitur artifex. Nobody is born an artist. (N/A) Nemo nisi mors. Nobody except death (will part us). (Inscription in the wedding ring of the Swedish 16th century queen Katarina Jagellonica.) Nemo risum praebuit, qui ex se coepit. Nobody is laughed at, who laughs at himself. (Seneca Philosophus, De providentia) Nemo sine vitio est. Nobody is without fault. (N/A) Neque ignorare medicum oportet qu sit gri natura Il ne faut pas que le mdecin ignore quelle est la nature de la maladie Nervos belli, pecuniam. (Nervus rerum.) The nerve of war, money. (The nerve of things.) (Cicero, Pilippicae orationes) Nihil agere delectat. It is pleasant to do nothing. (Cicero, De oratore) Nihil est ab omni parte beatum. Nothing is good in every part. (Horatius, Carmina) Nihil est incertius vulgo.

Nothing is more uncertain than the (favour of the) crowd. (Cicero, Pro Murena) Nihil est miserum nisi cum putes. Nothing is unfortunate if you don't consider it unfortunate. (Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae) Nihil in hominum genere rarius perfecto oratore inveniri potest. Nothing is more unusual amongst mankind than the perfect speaker. (Cicero, De oratore) Nihil inimicius quam sibi ipse. Nothing is more hostile than oneself against oneself. (Man is his own worst enemy.) (Cicero, Ad atticum) Nihil lacrima citius arescit Rien ne sche plus vite quune larme Nihil peccat nisi quod nihil peccat. His only fault is that he doesn't have any faults. (Plinius the Younger, Epistulae) Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit. No fort is so strong that it cannot be taken with money. (Cicero, In Verrem) Nil admirari. To admire nothing. (Horatius, Epistulae; described as a condition for human happiness.) Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit. Not much worth is an example that solves one quarrel with another. (Horatius, Satirae) Nil desperandum ! Never despair! (Horatius, Carmina) Nil novi sub sole Rien de nouveau sous le soleil Nil sine numini Il ny a rien sans la volont des dieux Noli equi dentes inspicere donati. Do not look a gift horse in the mouth. (St. Jerome, Commentarius in epistulam Pauli ad Ephesos)

Noli me tangere ! Don't touch me! (Versio Vulgata, Ioh. 20.17) Noli turbare circulos meos ! Dont upset my calculations! (Said to have been Archimedes' words to a Roman soldier during the conquest of Syracuse. The soldier answered by slaying him.) Nomen et omen. Name and omen (the name forebodes). (Plautus, Persa) Nomina si nescis, perit et cognitio rerum. If you do not know the names, the knowledge about the things vanishes as well. (Carl von Linn, Critica botanica) Nomina sunt odiosa. Names are hateful. (Cicero, Pro Roscio) Non amo te, Sabidi, nec possum dicere quare : hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te. I do not like you, Sabidius, but I can't say why: I can only say this, I do not like you. (Martialis, Epigrammaton liber) Non est, crede mihi, sapientis dicere "Vivam." Sera nimis vita est crastina : vive hodie. Believe me, "I shall live" is not the saying of a wise man. Tomorrow's life is too late: live today. (Martialis, Epigrammata) Non est vivere, sed valere vita est. It is not to live but to be healthy that makes a life. (Martialis, Epigrammata) Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo Je nexistais pas, jai exist, je nexiste plus, cela mest indiffrent. (inscription sur des pierres tombales, quon trouve aussi sous forme abrge : NFFNSNC) Non licet omnibus adire Corinthum Il nest pas permis tout le monde daller Corinthe (Corinthe tait une ville chre dans lAntiquit, et il fallait beaucoup dargent pour y vivre) Non mortem timemus, sed cogitationem mortis.

We do not fear death, but the thought of death. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Non nobis domine, non nobis nomine sed tuo da gloriam Non pour nous Seigneur, non pour nous, mais en votre nom et pour votre gloire Non omne quod licet honestum est. Not everything that is permitted is honest. (Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta) Non omne quod nitet aurum est. Not all that glitters is gold. (N/A) Non omnia possumus omnes. Everybody cannot do everything. (Vergilius, Eclogae) Non omnis moriar. I will not die entirely. (Horatius, Carmina - in reference to his written work.) Non qui parum habet, sed qui plus cupit, pauper est. It is not the man who has little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Non scholae sed vitae discimus. We do not learn for school, but for life. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Non sibi se soli natum meminerit (homo), sed patriae, sed suis. (Aliis, non sibi.) A man should remember that he is not born solely for his own sake, but for his country, and for his family. (For others, not for oneself.) (Cicero, De finibus) Non ut edam vivo, sed ut vivam edo. I do not live to eat, but eat to live. (Quintilianus, Instituitio oratoria) Non vestimentum virum ornat, sed vir vestimentum Ce nest pas lhabit qui embellit lhomme, mais lhomme qui embellit lhabit Non vini vino, sed vino aqu Je ne nage pas grce au vin, je nage grce leau (Jeu de mots) Nondum amabam, et amare amabam

Je naimais pas encore, pourtant je brlais denvie daimer Nosce te ipsum. Know thyself (Inscription at the temple of Apollo in Delphi.) Nota bene (N.B.) Note bien (quivalent remarque) Nuda veritas The naked truth (Horatius, Carmina) Nulla dies sine linea Pas de jour sans crire une ligne Nulla est medicina sine lingua latina Il ny a pas de mdecine sans latin (Il faut connatre le latin pour pratiquer la mdecine ; autre sens possible : Un mdicament sans inscription est inutile.) Nulla poena sine lege Nulle peine sans loi (principe du droit selon lequel les peines ne peuvent tre appliques que si elles ont t pralablement prvues par la loi) Nulla regula sine exceptione. No rule without exception. (N/A) Nulla res carius constat quam quae precibus empta est. Nothing is so expensive as that which you have bought with pleas. (Seneca Philosophus, De beneficiis) Nulla res tam necessaria est quam medicina Il ny a rien daussi ncessaire que la mdecine Nullum esse librum tam malum ut non aliqua parte prodesset. No book is so bad that no part of it is useful. (Plinius the Younger, Epistulae) Nullum est iam dictum quod non dictum sit prius. Nothing is said that hasn't been said before. (Terentius, Eunuchus) Numero deus impare gaudet. God loves odd numbers. (Vergilius, Eclogae) Numquam magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit.

There has never been a great spirit without a touch of insanity. (Seneca Philosophus, De tranquillitate animis) Numquam non paratus. Never unprepared. (N/A) Numquam sapiens irascitur. The wise man never flies into a rage. (Cicero, Pro Murena) Numquam se minus solum quam cum solus esset. You are never so little alone as when you are alone. (Cicero, De officiis) Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero pulsanda tellus. Now is the time for drinking, now free feet will beat the earth. (Horatius, Carmina; about the death of Cleopatra) O O fortunatam natam me consule Romam ! Oh, how lucky Rome is to have been born under my consulate! Cicero, De consulatu suo) O sancta simplicitas ! Oh, holy simplicity! (Jan Hus) O tempora ! O mores ! O times! O customs! (Cicero, In Catilinam) Obscurum per obscurius Expliquer lobscur par ce qui est plus obscur Oculi plus vident quam oculus Plusieurs yeux voient mieux quun seul Oculos habent et non videbunt Ils ont des yeux mais ne voient pas Oderint, dum metuant. May they hate me, if only they fear me. Quils [me] hassent, pourvu quils [me] craignent (Ctait la maxime favorite de Caligula, suivant Sutone, mais il ne la pas invente : on la trouve avant lui chez Snque, in De clementia, et chez Cicron, in De officiis.)

(Suetonius, Vitae Caesarum, Caligula) Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio. Sed fieri sentio et excrucior. I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask me why. I don't know. But I feel, tormented, that it is so. (Catullus, Carmina) Odi profanum vulgus et arceo. I loathe the uneducated mass and keep them away from me. (Horatius, Carmina. Hence the expression "vulgus profanum", the uneducated mass.) Oleum et operam perdidi. I have wasted oil and toil. (Plautus, Poenulus; the young girl's complaint about ointments as beauty preparation, and Cicero, Ad Atticum; about the oil in the reading lamp.) Omen accipio. I accept the omen. (A good omen.) (Cicero, De divitatione.) Omne ignotum pro magnifico est. We have great notions of everything unknown. (Tacitus, Agricola) Omne ignotum pro terribili Tout danger inconnu est terrible Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci. He has won every vote who mingles profit with pleasure. (Horatius, Ars Poetica) Omnes homines sibi sanitatem cupiunt, spe autem omnia, qu valetudini contraria sunt, faciunt Tous les hommes dsirent leur propre sant mais ils agissent souvent contre elle Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat Les heures blessent toutes, mais la dernire tue Omnia mea mecum porto. All that is mine, I carry with me. (Cicero, Paradoxa) Omnia mutantur, nihil interit. Everything changes, nothing perishes. (Ovidius, Metamorphoses) Omnia praeclara rara.

All excellent things are rare. (Cicero, De amicitia) Omnia tempus habent Chaque chose en son temps Omnia vincit amor ; et nos cedamus amori. Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love. (Vergilius, Eclogae) Omnibus omnia. Everything for everybody. (Versio Vulgata, 1 Cor. 9.22) Omnibus viis Romam pervenitur Tous les chemins mnent Rome Omnis homo mendax Tout homme est menteur Omnis una manet nox. The same night awaits us all. (Horatius, Carmina) Omnium artium medicina nobilissima est De tout les arts, la mdecine est le plus noble Omnium rerum principia parva sunt. Everything has a small beginning. (Cicero, De finibus) Onus probandi La charge de la preuve Optima enim est legum interpres consuetudo. Practice is the best interpreter of the law. (Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta) Optimum medicamentum quies est Le meilleur mdicament est le repos Ora et labora Prie et travaille Otium cum dignitate. Rest with dignity. (Cicero, De oratore) Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura. Rest without reading is like dying and being buried alive.

(Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) P Pacta sunt servanda. Agreements are to be kept. (Cicero, Philippicae Orationes) Paete, non dolet. It doesn't hurt, Paetus. (Acc. to Plinius's, Epistulae, the Roman woman Arria's words to her husband Caecina Paetus, who had taken part in an uprising against Emperor Claudius and been sentenced to commit suicide. When her husband hesitated, she plunged the dagger into her own chest and then gave it to him with these words.) Panem et circenses Bread and circuses (Juvenalis, Saturae X, v. 81; referring to the distribution of corn and the setting up of circuses that kept the popular favour in Rome.) Pars maior lacrimas ridet et intus habet. You smile at your tears but have them in your heart. (Martialis, Epigrammaton liber) Pater patriae. Father of the country. (Cicero, Pro Sestio. Honorific given to Cicero after the conflict with Catalina in 63 B.C.) Pater, peccavi. Father, I have sinned. (Versio Vulgata, Luc. 15.17) Pauca, sed bona Peu de choses mais bonnes (en parlant de luvre dun artiste) Paulo majora canamus Chantons des choses un peu plus releves (Virgile, glogues, IV, 1) Pax melior est quam iustissimum bellum La paix est meilleure que la plus juste des guerres Per aspera ad astra. Through difficulties to the stars. (Origin unknown; Seneca Philosophus, Hercules) Per inania regna Dans le royaume des ombres

Per fas et nefas Par le juste et linjuste; en employant tous les moyens Per jocum Pour rire Per saltum Directement. Obtenir une fonction directement, sans passer par les stades intermdiaires Per scientiam ad salutem groti Le salut du malade passe par la science Per tot discrimina rerum tendimus in Latium. Through so many dangers, we arrived in Latium. (Vergilius, Aenis) Peccavi ! I have Sindh/sinned! (British general Sir Charles James Napier to his commanding officer, Lord Ellenborough, after he had captured Sindh, in modern Pakistan.) Pecunia non olet Largent na pas dodeur (Vespasien) Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt ! Damn them, who before us have said what we wanted to say! (St. Jerome, In Ecclesiasten commentarius) Periculum in mora. Danger in delay (Livius, Ab urbe condita) Perierat totus orbis, nisi iram finiret misericordia. The entire world would have perished unless compassion had limited the hatred. (Seneca Rhetor, Controversiae) Perinde ac cadaver Comme un cadavre (sans peur de la mort puisquelle nest rien pour le Chrtien ; extrait des principes de discipline des Jsuites in Constitutions dIgnace de Loyola : obissance dun jsuite ses suprieurs, rserve faite des cas que la conscience dfend, quand elle est directement inspire par Dieu. Formule utilise aussi pour annoncer une rsistance acceptant daller jusqu la mort) Persona non grata Persona grata personne non souhaite (par exemple dans un groupe, un endroit...)

Pessimum inimicorum genus, laudantes. The worst kind of enemies, are those who can praise. (Tacitus, Agricola) Piscem natare doces Tu apprends nager un poisson. Vouloir en remontrer qqun sur son mtier Pisces natare oportet. Fish has to swim (i.e. when you eat fish, you have to drink). (Petronius Arbiter, Satiricon) Plenus venter non studet libenter plein ventre ltude nentre Plerumque fit Ce qui arrive le plus souvent. La loi ne doit statuer que sur le plerumque fit Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate. Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily. (Principle known as Occam's Razor, used for example in physics.) Plures crapula quam gladius perdidit Livresse a caus la perte de plus de gens que le glaive Plus quo Plus que de raison Primus inter pares. First among equals. (Used about someone who is the first in a group without having any authority over his/her colleagues, e.g. the Swedish archbishop.) Post cenam non stare sed mille passus meare Aprs dner ne reste pas, mais va flner mille pas Post eventum ex eventu Aprs lvnenement depuis lvnement (interprtation qui suit lvnement et veut se faire passer pour une prophtie) Post festum. After the feast (i.e. too late) (Plato, Gorgias) Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. After this, therefore because of it. (N/A; used to describe an error in logical reasoning.)

Post hoc non est propter hoc / Post hoc, ergo propter hoc Aprs cela, mais pas cause de cela (dnonce un sophisme, celui qui fait passer un vnement postrieur pour la consquence de celui quil suit) Post mortem nihil est Aprs la mort il ny a rien Post scriptum (P.S.) crit aprs (texte ajout) Potius sero quam numquam. It's better late than never. (Livius, Ab urbe condita) Prsente medico nihil nocet Quand le mdecin est l, pas de danger Praeterea censeo Carthaginem esse delendam. Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed. (Cato the Elder. After a journey to Carthage, the Roman senator concluded every speech before the senate with this phrase, no matter the topic of discussion.) Prvenire melius est quam prveniri Prcder vaut mieux que dtre prcd Primo mihi Moi dabord Primo occupanti Droit au premier occupant Primum est non nocere. First of all, do no harm. (Hippocrates; The maxim has become an ethical guiding principle in medicine.) Principiis obsta, sero medicina paratur cum mala per longas convaluere moras. Resist in the beginning; too late is the medicine prepared when evil has grown strong for a long time. (Ovidius, Remedia amoris) Primum non nocere Dabord, ne pas nuire (maxime mdicale) Primum vivere, deinde philosophari

Vivre dabord, philosopher ensuite Primus inter pares Le premier parmi ses pairs (celui que lon qualifie ainsi occupe un rang plus honorable mais na aucun pouvoir sur les autres) Pro aris et focis. For house and hearth. (Cicero, De natura deorum) Pro domo su Pour sa paroisse Pro form Pour la forme Pro patria, pro liberis, pro aris atque focis suis certare. For the country, for freedom, for house and hearth is our fight. (Sallustius, Bellum Catilinae) Prob etsi in segetem sunt deteriorem dat fruges, tamen ips suapt enitent. A good seed, planted even in poor soil, will bear rich fruit by its own nature. (Accius, Atreus) Promoveatur ut amoveatur. Let him be promoted to get him out of the way. (N/A) Proximus sum egomet mihi. I am closest to myself. (Charity begins at home.) (Terentius, Andria) Pulvis et umbra sumus. We are dust and shadow. (Horatius, Carmina) Punica fides Foi punique. Les Romains tenaient les Carthaginois pour des hommes de mauvaise foi, sans parole. Q Qualis artifex pereo ! Quel artiste je fais disparatre = disparat avec moi ! (Nron au moment de sa mort, selon Sutone, Nron, 44)

Qualis pater, talis filius Tel pre, tel fils Qualis rex, talis grex. tel roi, telle troupe (N/A) Quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu. The important thing isn't how long you live, but how well you live. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Quam multa non desidero ! How much there is that I do not want! (Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes; said to have been exclaimed by Socrates.) Quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus. Sometimes, even the good Homer slumbers. (Horatius, Ars poetica) Quantum satis Autant que ncessaire Quem di diligunt adolescens moritur. He whom the gods love dies young. (Plautus, Bacchides) Quia natura mutari non potest idcirco verae amicitiae sempiternae sunt. Since nature cannot change, true friendships are eternal. (Horatius) Qui bene amat, bene castigat Qui aime bien chtie bien Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. Let him who wishes for peace prepare for war. (Vegetius. Also quoted si vis pacem, para bellum.) Qui dormit, non peccat. One who sleeps doesn't sin. (N/A) Qui genus jactat suum, aliena laudat. He who boasts of his descent, praises the deeds of another. (Seneca Philosophus, Hercules furens) Qui ignorabat, ignorabitur. One who is ignorant will remain unnoticed. (N/A)

Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare Qui ne sait dissimuler, ne sait rgner Qui nimium probat, nihil probat. One who proves too much, proves nothing. (N/A) Qui rogat, non errat Poser des questions nest pas une erreur Qui scribit, bis legit Celui qui crit lit deux fois Qui statuit aliquid parte inaudita altera, aequum licet statuerit, haud aequus fuit. One who passes sentence on something without having heard the other part isn't just, even if the sentence is juste. (Seneca Philosophus, Medea. Cf. audiatur et altera pars.) Qui tacet, consentit Silence gives consent. (N/A) Quia nominor leo Parce quon mappelle le lion (Phdre, Fables, I, 5) Quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris Parce que tu es poussire et que tu retourneras la poussire Quid juris ? De quel droit ? Quid rides ? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur. Why are you laughing? Au nom prs lhistoire parle de toi (Horatius, Satirae) Quid me nutruit me destruit. That which nourishes me, destroys me. (N/A) Quid pro quo Quelque chose pour quelque chose, un quiproquo Quid prodest ? A quoi bon ? Quidquid agis, prudenter agas, et respice finem ! Quoi que tu fasses, fais-le avec prudence, sans perdre de vue la fin

Quidquid discis, tibi discis Quoi que tu apprennes, tu lapprends pour toi-mme Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes. Whatever this may be, I fear the Greeks even when they're bringing gifts. (Vergilius, Aenis. The priest Laokoon's warning when seeing the Trojan horse.) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ? Who is to guard the guards themselves? (Iuvenalis, Saturae) Quis, quid, ubi, quibus auxiliis, cur, quomodo, quando ? Who, what, where, with what, why, how, when? (N/A) Quo fata ferunt L o le destin lemporte Quo vadis, Domine ? Where are you going, Lord? (Question said to be asked by St. Peter when he, fleeing the Rome and the persecutions of the Christians by emperor Nero, met Jesus at the city gates.) Quod bonum, felix faustumque sit ! May it be good, fortunate and prosperous! (Words spoken when the Roman senate opened its session. Quoted by Cicero in De divitatione) Quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.) Ce quil fallait dmontrer (CQFD) Ponctue la fin dune dmonstration. Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. What Jupiter may do, the ox may not. (i.e., what is permitted for a high-ranking person isn't permitted for everybody. Cf. aliis si licet, tibi non licet. and duo cum faciunt idem, non est idem.) Quod medicina aliis, aliis est acre venenum Ce qui est un remde pour certains est poison violent pour dautres Quod scripsi, scripsi. What I have written, I have written. (Versio Vulgata, Ioh. 19.22) Quos ego Mot suspensifs pour menacer qqun : ah ! je devrais (Virgile, , I, 135)

Quot capita, tot sententi / sensus Autant davis diffrents que dhommes Quot homines, tot sententiae: suus quique mos. How many men, so many thoughts: everyone has his customs. (Terentius, Phormio) Quousque tandem abutere, Catilina, patienti nostr ? How long now, Catalina, will you abuse our patience ? (Cicero, In Catilinam. The beginning of Cicero's first speech against Catalina.) R Reddite ergo qu Csaris sunt Csari et qu Dei sunt Deo Rendez donc Csar ce qui est Csar et Dieu ce qui est Dieu. (vangile de Jean, Vulgate, traduction Saint Jrme. propos dune controverse sur le paiement du tribut romain, rponse de Jsus aux Pharisiens.) Reductio ad absurdum Rduction labsurde (Mthode de raisonnement logique qui consiste affirmer le contraire de ce que lon veut dmontrer et aboutir une contradiction. Voir aussi ab absurdo.) Regis ad exemplar A lexemple du roi Relata refero. I tell what I have been told. (Herodotos) Rem acu tetigisti Vous avez mis le doigt dessus, Vous avez devin la chose. (Plaute). Littralement : vous avez touch la chose de la pointe de laiguille) Rem tene, verba sequentur. Keep to the subject and the words will follow. (Cato the Elder, acc. to Iulius Victor) Rerum concordia discors. The concord of things through discord. (Horatius, Epistulae) Rerum omnium magister usus. Experience is teacher of all things. (Julius Caesar, Commentarii de bello civili)

Repetitio est mater studiorum La rptition est la mre des tudes Requiem ternam dona eis Domine Seigneur, donne-leur le repos (requiem) ternel . Requiescat in pace (R.I.P.) Quil repose en paix Res severa est verum gaudium. True joy is a serious thing. (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Respice post te, mortalem te esse memento. Look around you, remember that you are mortal. (According to Tertullianus, words whispered by a slave when his master entered Rome in triumph after winning a battle.) Ridentem dicere verum, quid vetat ? What prohibits us to tell the truth laughing (through a joke)? (Horatius, Satirae) S Spe creat molles aspera spina rosas. Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses (Ovidius) Spe morborum gravium exitus incerti sunt Souvent, lissue des maladies graves est incertaine Salus groti suprema lex Le bien-tre du malade, voil la loi suprme Salus populi suprema lex esto. Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law. (Cicero, De legibus) Sapere aude ! Dare to be wise! (Horatius, Epistulae) Sapiens ipse fingit fortunam sibi. The wise man creates his destiny himself. (Plautus, Trinummus) Sapientia est potentia La sagesse est pouvoir

Sat sapienti. Enough for a wise man. (Plautus, Persa) Satis est potuisse videri. It is enough to seem to have the power. (Vergilius, Eclogae) Satius est impunitum relinqui facinus nocentis, quam innocentem damnari. It is better that a crime is left unpunished than that an innocent man is punished. (Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta) Secundae res mire sunt vitiis obtentui. Prosperity has a wonderful way of hiding faults. (Sallustius, Epistulae ad Caesarem) Sed fugit interea, fugit irreparabile tempus. But meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes. (Vergilius, Georgica. Usually, you only quote the last three words.) Semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum. Once released, the word flies irrevocably. (Horatius, Epistulae) Semper idem. Always the same. (Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes. Said to have been Xantippa's words about Socrates' facial expression.) Semper fidelis Toujours fidle (devise du corps des US Marines) Senatus Populusque Romanus (S.P.Q.R.) Le Snat et le Peuple Romain Senectus est natura loquacior. Old age is talkative by nature. (Cicero, De senectute) Serva me, servabo te. Save me and I will save you. (Petronius Arbiter) Si dis placet If it pleases the gods (N/A) Si libet, licet.

If it pleases you, it is allowed. (Scriptores historiae augustae; said to have been the "stepmother" Julia's response when her "stepson" Emperor Carcalla wanted her for his wife.) Si tacuisses, philosophus manisses. If you had kept quiet, you would have remained a philosopher. (Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae) Si vis amari, ama. If you want to be loved, love (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Si vis me flere, dolendum est primum ipsi tibi Si tu veux que je pleure, il faut dabord que tu souffres (Horace. A. P. 102-103) Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you want peace, prepare for war. (From Vegetius; a version of qui desiderat pacem, prparet bellum.) Si vis pacem, para iustitiam Si tu veux la paix, prpare la justice (proverbe invent pour faire pice au prcdent) Sic Cest ainsi (dans ldition, aprs un mot, une expression fautive ou improbable, notifie quil ne sagit pas dune erreur ou dune coquille) Sic erat in fatis. Thus it was written in destiny. (Ovidius, Fasti) Sic itur ad astra. Thus, you go to the stars (i.e. gain reputation) (Vergilius, Aenis) Sic transit gloria mundi. Thus departs the glory of the world. (The introductory words of a medieval hymn used at the inauguration of a newly elected pope.) Sic volo, sic iubeo. I want this, I order this. (Juvenalis, Saturae) Sic vos non vobis Ainsi vous (travaillez) mais ce nest pas pour vous

Silent enim leges inter arma. Laws are silent in times of war. (Cicero, Pro Milone.) Similia similibus curantur Les semblables soignent les semblables Sine die Sans fixer aucune date prcise Sine ir et studio. Without anger or bias. (Tacitus, Annales, about his history writing) Sine labore non erit panis in ore Sans travail il ny aura pas de pain dans ta bouche Sit venia verbo. Let the word be allowed. (If I may say so.) (A rephrasal of venia sit dicto, the said should be allowed; Plinius the Younger, Epistulae.) Sol lucet omnibus Le soleil luit pour tout le monde Solem lucerna non ostenderent On ne montre pas le soleil avec une lanterne (pour montrer lvidence dune chose) Soli sol soli Au seul soleil de la terre (ddicace des statues Louis XIV, aussi appel le Roi-Soleil). Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appelant. They made a desert and called it peace. (Tacitus, Agricola) Spemque metumque inter dubii. Hover between hope and fear. (Vergilius, Aenis) Spes salutis Esprance de salut (expression hiraldique "Galea spes salutis" = Heaume, esprance de salut) S.P.Q.R. (Senatus Populusque Romanus) The Senate and the Roman people (Abbreviation used on banners and the like in ancient Rome to show the world the unity between the Roman people and its rulers. Still officially

used in Rome.) Spiritus ubi vult spirat Lesprit souffle o il veut (Jean, 3:8) Spoliatis arma supersunt ceux qui ont t dpouills, une ressource reste : les armes Sponte su De son propre mouvement Stat magni nominis umbra. He stands in the shadow of a great name. (Lucanus, Pharsalia. Said about Pompey.) Stat sua cuique dies, breve et irreparabile tempus omnibus est vitae. The day is decided for each and everyone, the lifespan is short and irreplaceable for everybody. (Vergilius, Aenis) Statu quo = In statu quo ante Dans ltat o Statu quo ante bellum Dans ltat o cela tait avant la guerre Studium discendi voluntate, quae cogi non potest, constat. Study depends on the good will of the student, a quality that cannot be secured by compulsion. (Quintilianus, Institutio oratoria) Stultorum infinitus est numerus Le nombre des sots est infini (Eccl. 1:15) Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes. It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. (Publilius Syrus) Sub lege libertas La libert sous la loi Sublata causa, tollitur effectus La cause supprime, leffet disparat Sufficit diei malatia sua A chaque jour suffit sa peine (Matthieu, 6:34) Sui generis En son genre (sapplique quelque chose qui appartient en propre quelquun)

Summum ius, summa iniuria. The extreme law is the greatest injustice. (Cicero, De officiis) Sursum corda ! levez vos curs ! (paroles du prtre ladresse des fidles lors de la messe) Sutor, ne supra crepidam Cordonnier, pas plus haut que la chaussure (Il ne faut pas parler de choses que lon ne connat pas ou peu. Apelle (peintre grec) avait demand des avis un cordonnier sur une chaussure quil venait de peindre. Lorsque le cordonnier voulut ensuite offrir ses conseils pour le reste de la peinture, Apelle lui rappela gentiment quil outrepassait alors ses comptences. Suum cuique. To each and every one his own. (Cicero, De officiis) Suus cuique mos. Everyone has his customs. (Gellius, Noctes Attic) T Taceant colloquia. Effugiat risus. Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae. Let idle talk be silenced. Let laughter be banished. Here is the place where Death delights to succour life. (Inscription over the entrance to the New York morgue.) Tdium vit Le dgot de la vie Tamdiu discendum est, quamdiu vivas. We should learn as long as we may live. (We live and learn.) (Seneca Philosophus, Epistulae morales) Tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem. So great a burden was it to establish the Roman race. (Vergilius, Aeneis) Tarde venientibus ossa Pour les retardataires, des os. (se dit en parlant de ceux qui arrivent en retard un repas, et en gnral qui font quelque chose trop tard)

Te Deum laudamus Nous Te louons, Seigneur Tempora quid faciunt. The times do change. (Martialis, Epigrammaton liber) Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. The times change, and we change with them. (John Owen) Tempori servire Sadapter aux circonstances Tempus edax, homo edacior Le temps est vorace, mais plus vorace est lhomme Testis unus, testis nullus Un seul tmoin, pas de tmoin Tetigisti acu. You have hit the nail on the head. (Plautus, Rudens) Tibi gratias Grces toi ! Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes Je crains les Grecs, surtout quand ils apportent des cadeaux : tires de lnide de Virgile, II, 49, ces paroles sont prononces par Laocoon cherchant empcher ses concitoyens de faire entrer dans Troie le cheval de Troie. Se dit dune personne rpute sournoise qui vous approche avec une apparente amabilit. Timeo hominem unius libri Je crains lhomme dun seul livre (Saint Thomas dAquin) Tres faciunt collegium Trois font collge. Tu quoque mi fili Toi aussi mon fils ! (paroles traditionnellement attribues Jules Csar tombant sous les coups de Brutus ; voir Shakespeare) U Ubi bene, ibi patria. Where one is happy, there is one's homeland. (Pacuvius, Teucer)

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria L o il y a concorde, il y a victoire Ubi lex non distinguit, non distinguere debemus L o la loi ne distingue pas, il ne faut pas distinguer Ubi tu Gaius, ibi ego Gaia L o tu seras Gaus, je serai Gaa (formule de fidlit dite par les poux romains lors du mariage) Ultima ratio regum. The last argument of kings. (Inscription on French cannons in the times of Louis XIV.) Ultra posse nemo obligatur limpossible nul nest tenu Unum castigabis, centum emendabis Si tu rprimes une erreur, tu en corrigeras cent Unus multorum. One of many. (Horatius, Satirae) Unus sed leo. One, but (it is) a lion. (Translated from Aesop. The lioness to the vixen who boasted about her having many cubs when the lioness only had one.) Urbi et orbi. To the city (Rome) and the world. (Words usually pronounced by the Pope during his blessing, to show that they will spread to all the world.) Urbs aeterna. The eternal city (i.e. Rome) (Tibullus) Usus magister est optimus Lexprience [ou la pratique] est le meilleur matre. On napprend bien quen pratiquant ; lexprience des choses nous enseigne, mieux que tout autre matre, ce quelles sont. En particulier : il convient quun cours thorique soit accompagn dexercices. Ut ameris, amabilis esto Pour tre aim, sois aimable

Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas. Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable. (Ovidius, Ex Ponto) Ut spe summa ingenia in occulto latent. How often do not the greatest geniuses remain hidden. (Plautus, Captivi) Ut sementem feceris, ita metes. As you sow, so shall you reap. (Cicero, De oratore.) Ut sis nocte levis, sit cena brevis Si tu veux passer une bonne nuit, ne dne pas longuement Ut supra Comme ci-dessus Uti, non abuti User mais ne pas abuser Utilius est autem absolvi innocentem quam nocentem causam non dicere. It is more important that the innocent is acquitted than that the guilty is not brought to justice. (Cicero, Pro Roscio Amerino) Uva uvam videndo varia fit. A grape changes colour (ripens) when it sees (another) grape. (This phrase derives from a scholia to Juvenal and is actually a misquotation of uvaque conspecta livorem ducit ab uva - a grape assumes a sickly hue from a nearby grape.) V Vade retro satanas ! Retire-toi, Satan ! Vade mecum Viens avec moi (Un vade-mecum est un ouvrage que lon emporte avec soi.) V victis ! Woe to the conquered! (Paroles prononces par Brennus, chef gaulois, aprs quil a pris Rome) (Livius, Praefatio) Vare, legiones redde ! Varus, give me back my legions!

(Acc. to Suetonius, exclaimed by Emperor Augustus when he heard that his governor Quintilius Varus and three entire legions had been killed in an ambush in the Teutoburger Forest.) Variatio delectat There's nothing like change! (Cicero, De divinatione) Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas Vanit des vanits, tout est vanit (Cri de lEcclsiaste) Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, I conquered. (Written by Julius Caesar about his rapid victory in the Battle of Zela.) Vera esse facimus nosmet ipsi. We ourselves create the truth. (N/A) Verba docent, exempla trahunt Les mots enseignent, les exemples entranent Verba volant, (littera) scripta manet. Words fly away, the written (letter) remains. (N/A) Veritas odium parit, obsequium amicos La franchise fait natre la haine, la flatterie les amis Veritas vos liberabit. The truth will set you free. (Versio Vulgata, Ioh. 8.32) Vestigia terrent. The footprints frighten me. (Horatius, Epistulae. From a story about a fox who saw footprints lead into, but not out of a lion's den.) Vestis virum reddit. The clothes make the man. (Quintilianus ?) Veto Je moppose Vice versa Rciproquement Victrix causa diis placuit, sed victa Catoni

La cause du vainqueur a sduit les dieux, mais celle du vaincu a sduit Caton (Lucain, Pharsale, I, 128). Videant consules ne quid detrimenti capiat respublica. May the (Roman) consuls see to that no damage comes to the state. (Phrase that gave the Roman consuls absolute power when the state was in a severe crisis. Quoted by Cicero in In Catilinam. ) Vide quam mihi persuaserim te me esse alterum. See, how convinced I am that you are my second self. (Cicero, Epistulae ad familiares) Vide supra Voir plus haut Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor Je vois le bien, je laime et je fais le mal (Ovide, Les Mtamorphoses ; paroles prtes Mde) Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis. You know how to be victorious, Hannibal, but not how to take advantage of victory. (According to Livius, words said by Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal when Hannibal did not attack Rome immediately after his victory at Cannae.) Vinum aqua miscere Mettre de leau dans son vin Vis comica La force comique Virtus est medium vitiorum. La vertu est le moyen terme entre deux vices (Aristote). (Horatius, Epistulae) Vires acquirit eundo Elle (scil. fama) acquiert des forces en se dployant. (Virgile, nide, IV, 175) Virtus post nummos La vertu aprs largent Vitiis nemo sine nascitur. No-one is born without faults. (Horatius, Satirae) Vive valeque Vis et porte-toi bien Vivere est cogitare.

To live is to think. (Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes) Vivere parvo Vivre de peu Vox clamans in deserto La voix qui crie dans le dsert (Rponse donne par Jean le Baptiste la question Qui es-tu ? ; certains professeurs lutilisent parfois pour qualifier leur action) Vox populi, vox Dei. The voice of the people is the voice of God. (Translated from Homer, The Odyssey) V.S.L.M abrviation de Votum Solvit Libens Merito Il sest acquit de son vu, de bon gr, comme il se doit. (inscription que lon trouve souvent inscrite sur les ex-votos de la Rome antique) Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat. All of them wound, the last one kills. (Referring to the hours; inscription sometimes found on clocks in churches and public spaces. Inscription traditionnelle sur les cadrans solaires)

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