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.
The voice "box" in the throat.
A test for beginners; problem that the slow-witted cannot solve. It is anything except a "bridge"; it is really pedica asinorum, the "dolt's stumbling block."
At first he was probably required to be a patrician, but by the middle Republic era he was more than likely to be a plebeian. He supervised all of the various members of the priestly colleges—augurs, pontifices, other minor priests, and the Vestal Virgins.
2. The body of persons that a peace officer of a U.S. county is empowered to call upon for assistance in preserving the peace, making arrests, and serving writs.
3. The assembled group is called a posse for short.
Used in medical prescriptions as directions for proper consumption after meals.
Too often fame comes after one's death.
A term used in law.
The logical fallacy that because one event follows another, the former must have caused the latter; or, the fallacy of arguing that something is the effect of a certain cause when there is no evidence of any connection.
That which is written after a previous post script as an additional after thought.
Anything that is written [added] after the main message of a letter; an afterthought.
Motto of Lancaster School, U.K.