Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group P
(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.
Pax vobiscum. (plural)
Peace be unto you.
1. Christ is supposed to have greeted the apostles with these words on the first "Easter" morning.
2. Pax vobiscum, when spoken to more than one person.
1. By means of; through.
A person authorized to sign someone else's name to any document should add his or her own signature preceded by per.2. According to; by: "He acted per his supervisor's instructions."
"The work was done per his directions."
Per actum intentio.
The intention [must be judged] by the act.
Per actus conamine.
You attempt by doing it.
Per actuta belli.
Through the asperities [hardships] of war.
Per angusta ad augusta (Latin motto)
Through difficulties to honor because sometimes we can not achieve great results without suffering by squeezing through narrow spaces.
per annum; p.a., per an.
By the year.
Per ardua ad astra.
Through difficulties to the stars.
Motto of the Royal Air Force, U.K.
Per aspera ad astra. (Latin motto)
Through adversity to the stars.
Motto of the Canadian Air Force.
per aspera belli (Latin motto)
Through the hardships of war.
per capita (adjective)
By the head; that which is measured equally by [each] head (person) of the population: "The per capita income is not the same for each city in the state."
per centum, per cent
By the hundred.
Per Jesum Christum.
Through Jesus Christ.
Motto of Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Per lumen scientiae viam invenient populi. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Through the light of knowledge the people will find a way."
Motto of Texas College, Tyler, Texas, USA.
By the month.
Units of mottoes and proverbs listed by groups: A to X.