Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A
(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.
Used in medicine meaning to "add": Adde is used by doctors as a direction when writing a prescription for a patient.
There is a value of instilling sound principles in the mind during the early years.
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
A title of a Christmas carol. The music for this Christian hymn was composed in Latin by John Reading (1677-1764).
Members of the legal profession are enjoined from making any public statements or discussing about anything that is under adjudication (sub judice).
When people are under indictment and public officials accused of misconduct in office, they may invoke the statement for the purpose of avoiding public discussion of their court case.
Used in grammar when referring to a modifier (descriptive word/words) of a noun or a pronoun.
A reference to writing without doxa, or glory; that is, writing that would bring no fame or honor to its creator.
A formal answer to a roll call which literally means, "I am here."
A scholarly expression referring to observations one has made.
Ne Hercules quidem adversus duos.
"Not even Hercules fights against two."2. Turned toward, having been turned toward.
Also translated as, "Don't waste your time arguing the obvious."
When confronted by an important, irrefutable fact, there is no point in arguing about it any further.
This term is generally used to describe someone who takes the unpopular or opposite side in an argument either out of contentiousness or out of a zeal for the truth.