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.

per os; P.O.; p.o.
Through the mouth.

A pharmaceutical instruction for the administration of medicine.

per procurationem
By proxy [substitution].

It means, "proxy vote, by authorization." In some situations, it is also expressed as per procuratorem.

Per scientiam ad salutem publicam.
Through knowledge to public health.

Motto of Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

per se
By itself.

In itself, as such, intrinsically.

Per viritatem vis.
Strength through truth.

Motto of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Pereunt et Imputantur.
The days pass and are reckoned to our account.

Motto on The Exeter Clock in Exeter, England.

By perseverance.

Motto on the seal of the State of Virginia, USA.

Perseverantia ad finem optatum.
By perseverance to the wished-for end.

A motto of perseverance and steadfastness.

Perseverantia omnia vincit.
Perseverance conquers all things.
Perseverantia vincit.
Perseverance succeeds [overcomes or conquers].
I persevere.
persona grata (s) (noun), personae gratae (pl)
Someone who is acceptable or satisfactory; especially, a diplomatic representative of another country.
persona non grata (s) (noun), persona non gratae (pl)
An unacceptable person: Persona non grata literally means a “person not appreciated", which usually refers to a foreign individual whose entrance or residency in a particular country is prohibited by that country's government.

Although normally of diplomatic usage, persona non grata may be used in any situation which expresses the undesirability of someone.

A person who is not acceptable.
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Perstare et praestare.
To preserve and surpass.

Motto of New York University, New York, New York. USA.

Petimus credimus.
We strive, we believe.

Motto of Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

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