Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group I
(classical-language maxims, slogans, adages, proverbs, and words of wisdom that can still capture our modern imagination)
Expressions of general truths: Latin to English maxims, proverbs, and mottoes
Word entries are from Latin unless otherwise indicated.
This phrase can also be translated as "on the whole, altogether, in all, totally", and "completely".
Prenatal; not yet born.
In a vacuum or void; without reference to one's surroundings; without regard for reality.
When a person is intoxicated, he/she utters many things which at other times would be concealed or disguised.
Observable as in a test tube; e.g., "an in vitro birth."
Opposite of in vitro.
1. With one's name, character and rank, etc., concealed.
2. Status of a person who appears or travels without disclosing his/her true identity.
This term is better known in the Italian version, perhaps via French; as, incognito, from the Latin form shown above.
Undignified. The phrase is used to indicate that a suggested or contemplated act is not proper for one's character or standing. Some people shorten the phrase to infra dig by those who know.
Motto of the University of Tasmania, Australia.
1. An indirect or subtle and usually derogatory implication; insinuation.
2. In Law, a plaintiff's interpretation, in a libel suit, of allegedly libelous or slanderous material; an explanation of a word or charge.
An "innuendo" in pleading in a libel action is a statement by a plaintiff of construction that he puts on words which are alleged to be libelous and which meaning he will induce the jury to adopt at trial. Its function is to set a meaning upon words or language of doubtful or to set a meaning upon words or language of doubtful or ambiguous import that alone would not be actionable.
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. In Roman times, what we now write as "J" was an "I".
Motto of Indiana Northern Graduate School of Professional Management, USA.