cum

(Latin: with, together with)

Citius venit periculum cum contemnitur.
Danger comes sooner when it is not feared.

In other words, "Don't hide your head in the sand".

Cum dubia in certis versetur vita pericli pro lucro tibi pone diem quicumque sequetur.
Since our frail life through dangers sure must run, count every day that comes as something won.

Cato (c. 234-149 B.C.), called "the Censor" or "the Elder", to distinguish him from the later Catos, was consul in 195 B.C., and censor in 184. In the latter office he tried to reform Roman morals, sparing no one and banning foreign habits and customs.

cum grano salis
"With a grain of salt."

This is said to be one of the most familiar Latin expressions. When one does not fully believe something or someone, cum grano salis, suggests a certain caution or reserve.

Salt was a valuable commodity in the ancient world, so a grain of salt is not to be taken as a trivial matter. The English word “salary” is derived from the Latin, salarium, which was the money allotted to Roman soldiers for purchases of salt; hence, it was their pay.

cum laude
With praise.

A reference to a good examination grade or an earned degree from an educational institution.

Cum omnibus pacem, adversus vitia bellum.
Peace to all but battle to the vicious.

Motto of Otto II (973-983), who was already crowned and anointed emperor in Rome in 967 during his father's reign. After having successfully repelled the attacking Danes and warding off an attempt by the West Franks to seize Lorraine, his campaign in Southern Italy for his wife's hereditary claims ended in defeat. After a splendid assembly at Verona, he suddenly died at the age of 28 and is buried in St. Peter's, in Rome.

Cum tacent, clamant.
When they are silent, they shout [cry out].

This statement was made by Cicero and means that "silence is an admission of guilt". Despite the tradition of Western justice that a person accused of a crime is to required to give evidence (or testimony) against him/herself, there is still that view that silence is an admission of guilt.

Editio cum notis variorum.
An edition with the notes of various people.

An edition of a literary text, called a variorum edition, that offers variant readings of the text as well as notes and commentaries by scholars. This refers to a compendium edition of an author's work that includes scholarly interpretations, criticism, source materials, variant readings; several versions of Hamlet exist, for example, and other related and pertinent information.

"The edition of the history book which belonged to the library was an Editio cum notis variorum with many notations in the margins by previous owners."

Magna cum laude. (Latin term)
Translation: "With great distinction." 1. Magna cum laude is used with reference to a university or college graduating degree, diploma, etc., of a higher standard than the average (though not the highest). Also in an extended use, (designating) such a degree or diploma.
2. The summa cum laude is the highest distinction, standard, or designation of a degree, diploma, etc.; that is, higher than the magna cum laude.
magnum cum laude
With great praise or distinction.

Used especially on a diploma to designate a grade of work higher than cum laude, but lower than summa cum laude.

Monopolia dicitur, cum unus solus aliquod genus mercature universum emit, pretium ad suum libitum statuens.
It is said to be a monopoly when one person alone buys up the whole of one kind of commodity, fixing a price at his own pleasure.

A legal statement.

Scientia et industria cum probitate.
Knowledge and diligence with uprightness.

Motto of Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Scientia vera cum fide pura.
True knowledge with pure faith.

Motto of Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA.

summa cum laude
With the highest praise.

Normally a reference to graduates of schools or universities.

Veritas cum libertate.
Truth with liberty.

Motto of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.