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Alteri, si tibi. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "To another, as if to thyself."
This entry is located in the following units: alter- (page 1) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 14)
Discere si cupias intra: salvere iubemus.
If you wish to learn, enter: we welcome you.

Motto inscribed on the east facade of Brookings Hall; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Intus si recte, ne labora.
If right within, trouble not.

Motto of Shrewsbury School, U.K.

This entry is located in the following units: labor-, laborat- + (page 2) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group I (page 5)
Nemo debet bis vexari [si constet curie quod sit] pro una et eadem causa.
No one ought to be twice troubled or harassed [if it appear to the court that it is] for one and the same cause.

No one can be sued a second time for the same cause of action, if once judgment has been rendered. No one can be held to bail a second time at the suit of the same plaintiff for the same cause of action.

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Non est magnus pumilio, licet in monte constiterit; colossus magnitudinem suam servabit, etiam si steterit in puteo. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "A dwarf is not tall, even though he stand on a mountain; a colossus keeps his height, even though he stand in a well."

From Seneca, Ad Lucilium Epis (c. A.D. 65).

Sat pulchra si sat bona.
Beautiful enough if she is good enough.

Also translated as: "Handsome is as handsome does" or "One's actions count for more than one's looks".

This entry is located in the following units: bon- (page 3) pulchri- + (page 1)
Si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "If the end is good, everything will be good."

Another version is "All's well that ends well."

Si monumentum requiris, circumspice. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "If you seek a monument, look around you."

An inscription on Sir Christopher Wren's tomb in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England. Wren was the architect of the cathedral that was constructed in 1675-1720.

si opus sit; si op. sit.
If it be necessary.

Used sometimes when writing a medical prescription.

This entry is located in the following units: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group S (page 4) oper-, opus (page 3)
Si post fata venit gloria non propero.
If glory comes after death, I am not in a hurry.

One of Martial's epigrams which is also translated as, "If one must die to be recognized, I can wait."

Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice. (Latin motto)
Translation: "If you seek a pleasant [lovely] peninsula, look about you."

Motto of the State of Michigan, USA.

Si sic omnes.
If everything had been thus.

An expression that something could last forever.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group S (page 4)
Si vis me flere dolendum est primum ipsi tibi. (Latin quotation)
Translation: "If you wish me to weep, you yourself must first feel grief."

Horace, in Ars Poetica, explaining to writers that emotion must be felt in order to be conveyed successfully in words.

Si vis pacem para bellum.
If you want peace, prepare for war.

A traditional justification for an arms buildup, from Vegetius, a fifth-century Roman military writer, in his Epitoma Rei Militaris.

Vix ulla lex fieri potest quae omnibus commoda sit, sed si majori parti prospiciat, utilis est.
Scarcely any law can be made which is adapted to all, but, if it provides for the greater part, it is useful.
This entry is located in the following unit: vix-, vixi- (page 1)
Word Entries at Get Words: “si
International System of Units, SI; Système Internationale d’Unités
All systems of weights and measures, metric and non-metric, are linked through a network of international agreements supporting the International System of Units.

The International System is called the SI, using the first two initials of its French name Système International d'Unités.

The primary agreement is the "Treaty of the Meter" or the Convention du Mètre, signed in Paris on May 20, 1875.

Forty-eight nations have signed the treaty, including all the major industrialized countries. The United States is a charter member of the metric club, having signed the original document back in 1875.

Each SI unit is represented by a symbol, not an abbreviation. The use of unit symbols is regulated by precise rules.

These symbols are the same in every language of the world; however, the names of the units themselves vary in spelling according to national procedures; therefore, it is correct for Americans to write meter and Germans to write Meter, and it is also correct for the British to write metre, Italians to write metro, and Poles to write metr.

There is no official spelling of the SI units; however, the SI does provide the names, the definitions, and the symbols of the units which must be followed even when the spellings are different as shown below.

The fundamental SI unit of length has numerous spellings

  • meter (American English, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish)
  • metr (Czech, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian)
  • metras (Lithuanian)
  • metre (British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand English; French)
  • metri (Finnish)
  • metro (Basque, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)

A list of elements associated with the International System of Units (SI)

  • ampere (unit of measurement)
  • are (unit of area measurement)
  • atomic second
  • candela (cd) (SI unit of measurement)
  • centimeter (cm) (unit of measurement)
  • coulomb (unit of energy measurement)
  • farad (unit of measurement)
  • gram (gm or g) (measurement)
  • hectare (unit of measurement)
  • henry (unit of energy measurement)
  • hertz (unit of measurement)
  • joule (unit of energy measurement)
  • kelvin (K) (unit of measurement)
  • kilogram (kg) (unit of measurement)
  • kilometer (km) (unit of measurement)
  • liter (l) (unit of measurement)
  • lumen (unit of energy measurement)
  • lux (unit of energy measurement)
  • megohm (electronics)
  • meter (m) (measurement)
  • metric ton (unit of weight)
  • micrometer (unit of measurement)
  • millimeter (mm) (unit of measurement)
  • mole (chemistry)
  • nanometer (unit of measurement)
  • nanotesla (physics)
  • newton (unit of measurement)
  • ohm (unit of energy measurement)
  • pascal (Pa ) (unit of energy measurement)
  • second (unit of time)
  • siemens (S) (unit of energy measurement)
  • tesla (unit of energy measurement)
  • unit (measurement)
  • volt (unit of measurement)
  • watt (unit of measurement)
  • weber (unit of measurement)

Compiled partly from information located at the
Encyclopedia Britannica on line.
This entry is located in the following unit: Measurements and Mathematics Terms (page 7)
silicon; Si
A semi-metallic chemical element that makes an excellent semiconductor material for photovoltaic devices.

It crystallizes in face-centered cubic lattice like a diamond. It's commonly found in sand and quartz (as the oxide).

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 20)