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5 Latin phrases people think they understand

Latin is considered a dead language but some expressions survived extinction. Here are 5 Latin phrases and their true meanings.



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20 Comments
Tallia Gluck
I never knew momento mori!
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Jul 17, 2021 5:49PM
MRogers
Rebecca Woods, it’s also used in medicine, botany and science in general. That’s all in addition to numerous words used today in everyday English.
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Jul 9, 2021 9:48PM
MRogers
Michele Barnett, agree, in spite of the fact the classes occurred in 1965 & ‘66.
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Jul 9, 2021 9:31PM
Michele Barnett
Thanks to my high school Latin classes, I knew them all!
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Jul 5, 2021 4:52PM
Rebecca Woods
I know they use Latin in court rooms a lot.Not really sure why they still do all these years later.
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Jul 4, 2021 4:33PM
 Margaret White
'Ad hoc' is not necessarily a negative description, then. It could refer to something entirely appropriate 'for the situation.
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Jun 21, 2021 9:42PM
Ken Mackenzie
Cogito Ergo Sum
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Jun 20, 2021 4:44AM
Lilly Beharry
Cogito Ergo Sum. Appreciate the explanation
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Jun 18, 2021 10:02PM
skclary
Knew a couple but learned something new! Interesting!!!
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Jun 18, 2021 8:27PM
KleoAnderson
Many are worth remembering.
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Jun 18, 2021 12:30PM
David Ching
#5 is "ad hoc"
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Jun 18, 2021 3:56AM
David Roy
There were only 4 Latin phrases, not 5.
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Jun 18, 2021 2:49AM
lmoores
Didn't mention Carpe Diem. Seize The Day.
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Jun 18, 2021 1:31AM
carole winslow
You left out one of my favorites: Verbum sat sapiente. A word to the wise is sufficient.
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Jun 17, 2021 9:37PM
Patrick Daniels
Rene Descartes saying makes a lot of sense
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Jun 17, 2021 9:12PM

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