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.
A medieval Latin word of obscure origin which referred to a calendar of days and months with astronomical data, etc. Now it is an annual publication that includes calendars with weather forecasts, astronomical information, tide tables, lists, charts, and tables "of useful information".
An inseparable friend [your other self].
The idea is that an alter ego may be considered as speaking or acting for the other self within oneself.
A description of a completely trustworthy friend, an alter ego both of which convey the same meaning.
Anyone who is your alter idem, or alter ego, is your inseparable friend.
Medical directions on a prescription.
A medical instruction with a prescription.
Motto of Highgate School, U.K.
Motto of the University of Salford, Salford, U.K.
Motto of Warwick School, U.K.
Another translation: "Still waters run deep."
Graduates and former students of a coeducational institution are generally referred to by this masculine plural form, i.e. alumni.