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Scripta manent, verba volant.
When words are written, they remain; when they are spoken, they fly in the air.
This entry is located in the following units: scrib-, script-, -scribe, -scription, -scriptive (page 6) verbo-, verb-, verbi- (page 3)
Verba volant, scripta manent.
Spoken words fly away, written words remain.

Also translated as: "Spoken words fly through the air, but written words endure" or "Get it down on paper."

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