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Magnæ spes altera Roma. (L.) Another hope Mot du guet. [Fr.) A watchword.

Non est inventus. (L ) He has not been found. of great Rome.

Mots d'usage. (Fr.l Words in common use. Non libet. (L.) It does not please me. Magna est veritas, et prevalebit. (L.) Truth Motu proprio. (L.) of his own accord.

Non mi recordo. (It.) I do not remember. is mighty, and will prt vail. Multum in parvo. (L.) Much in little.

Non multa, sed multum. (L.) Not many Magna est vis consuetudinis. (L.) Great is the Mundus vult decipi. (L.) The world wishes things but much. force of habit.

to be deceived.

Non nobis solum. (L.) Not to ourselves alone. Magnas inter opes inops. (L.) Poor in the Munus Apolline dignum. [L.) A gift worthy Non obstant clameur de haro. (Fr.) Notwithmidst of great wealth. of Apollo.

standing the hue and cry. Magni nominis umbra. (L.) The shadow of Mutatis mutandis. (L.) With the necessary Non omne licitum honestum. (L.) Not every a great name. changes.

lawful thing is honourable. Magnum bonum. (L.) A great good.

Mutuus consensus. (L.) Mutual consent. Non ornnia possumus omnes. (L.) We cannot, Magnum est vectigal parsimonia. (L.) Econ

all of us, do everything omy is itself a great income. Vatale solum. (L.) Natal soil.

Non quis, sed quid. (L.) Not who but what. Magnum opus. (L.) A great work.

Nec cupias, nec metuas. (L.) Neither desire not the person but the deed. Maintien le droit. (Fr.) Maintain the right. nor fear.

Non sequitur. (L ) It does not follow Maison de campagne. (Fr.) A country house. | Ne cede malis. (L.) Yield not to misfortune. Non sibi, sed patriæ. (L.) Not for himself Maison de santé. (Fr.) A private asylum or Necessitas non habet legem. (L.) Necessity but for his country. hospital.

has no law.

Non sum qualis eram. (L.) I am not what Maison de ville. (Fr.) A town-house.

Nec mora, nec requies. (L.) Neither delay I once was. Maitre des basses æuvres. (Fr.) A night-man. por repose.

Nosce teipsum. (L.) Know thyself, Maitre des hautes Quvres. (Fr.) An execu Nec pluribus impar. (L.) Not an unequal Noscitur e sociis. [L] He is known by his tioner; a hangman. match for numbers.

companions. Maitre d'hôtel. (Fr.) A house-steward. Nec prece, nec pretio. [L.) Neither by en Nota bene. (L.) Mark well. Maladie du pays. (Fr.) Home-sickness.

treaty nor by bribe.

Notre Dame. (Fr.) Our Lady. Mala fide. (L) With bad faith; treacherously Nec quærere, nec spernere honorem. (L.) N'oubliez pas. (Fr.) Don't forget. Mal de dents. (Fr.) Toothache.

Neither to seek nor to contemn honours. Nous avons changé tout cela. (Fr.) We have Mal de mer. (Fr.) Sea-sickness.

Nec scire fas est omnia. (L.) It is not per changed all that. Mal de tête. (Fr.) Headache.

mitted to know all things.

Nous verrons. (Fr.) We shall see. Mal entendre. (Fr.) A misunderstanding; a Nec temere, nec timide. (L.) Neither rashly Novus homo. (L.) A new man; one who has mistake. nor timidly.

raised himself from obscurity. Malgré nous. (Fr.) In spite of us.

Nefasti dies. (L.) Days on which judgment Nudis verbis. (L.) In plain words. Malheur ne vient jamais seul. (Fr.) Misfor could not be pronounced, nor assemblies Nudum pactum. (L.) A mere agreement, tunes never come singly.

of the people be held; hence, unlucky days. unconfirmed by writing. Mali exempli. (L.) Of a bad example.

Nefronti crede. (L.) Trust not to appearances. Nulla dies sine linea. (L.) Not a day without Mali principii malus finis. (L.) Bad begin- Nemine contradicente. (L) No one speaking a line; no day without something done. nings have bad endings.

in opposition; without opposition.

Nulli secundus. (L.) Second to none. Malis avibus. (L.) With unlucky birds; with Nemine dissentiente. (L.) No one dissenting; Nunc aut nunquam. (L.) Now or never. bad omens.

without a dissenting voice.

Nunquam minus solus, quam cum solus. (L ) Malo modo. (L.) In a bad manner.

Nemo bis punitur pro eodem delicto. (L.) No Never less alone than when alone. Malum in se. (L.) Evil or an evil in itself. one is twice punished for the same offence. Nunquam non paratus. (L.) Never unpreMalum prohibitum. (L.) An evil prohibited; Nemo me impune lacessit. (L.) No one assails pared; always ready. evil because prohibited.

me with impunity. Malus pudor. (L.) False shame.

Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit. (L.) | | Obiit. (L.) He, or she, died. Manibus pedibusque. (L.) With hands and No one is wise at all times.

Obiter dictum. (L.) A thing said by the way. feet.

Nemo repente fuit turpissimus. (L.) No one! Obscurum per obscurius. [L] Explaining an Manu forti. (L) With a strong hand.

ever became a villain in an instant.

obscurity by something more obscure still. Manu proprid. (L) With one's own hand. Nemo solus sa pit (L.) No one is wise alone. Obsta principiis. (L.) Resist the first beginMardi gras. (Fr.) Shrove-Tuesday, Ne plus ultra. (L.) Nothing further; the

nings. Mare clausum. (L.) A closed sea; a bay.

uttermost point; perfection.

Occurrent nubes. (L.) Clouds will intervene. Mariage de conscience. (Fr.) A private mar Ne puero gladium. (L.) Intrust not a boy Oderint dum metuant. (L.) Let them hate riage. with a sword.

provided they fear. Mariage de convenance. (Fr.) Marriage from Ne quid detrimenti respublica capiat. (L.) | Odi profanum vulgus. (L.) I loathe the promotives of interest rather than of love. Lest the state receive any detriment.

fane rabble. Mariage de la main gauche. (Fr.] Left-handed Nervus probandi. (L.) The sinews of the ar odium theologicum. (L.] The hatred of themarriage; morganatic marriage. gument.

ologians. Mars gravior sub pace latet. (L.) A severer Ne sutor ultra crepidam. [L] Let not the Eil de beuf. (Fr.) A bull's-eye. war lies hidden under peace.

shoemaker go beyond his last: let no one Euvres. (Fr.) Works. Materiam superabit opus. [L. The work meddle with what lies beyond his range. Officina gentium. (L.) The workshop of the manship will prove superior to the ma Ne tentes, aut perfice. (L.) Attempt not, or world. terial.

accomplish thoroughly.

Omen faustum. (L.) A favourable omen. Mauvaise honte. (Fr.) False modesty.

Ne vile fano. (L.) Let nothing vile be in the Omne ignotum pro magnifico. (L.) Whatever Mauvais gout. (Fr.) Bad taste.


is unknown is held to be magnificent. Mauvais sujet. (Fr.) A bad subject; a worth Nihil ad rem. (L.) Nothing to the point. Omnem movere lapidem. (L.) To turn every less scamp.

Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit. (L.) He stone; to leave no stone unturned; to make Médecin, guéris-toi toi-même. (Fr.) Physician, touched nothing without embellishing it. every exertion. heal thyself.

Nil admirari. (L.) To be astonished at Omne solum forti patria. (L.) Every soil is Mediocria firma. (L) Moderate or middle nothing.

a brave man's country. things are surest.

Nil conscire sibi, nulla pallescere culpa. (L.) Omne trinum perfectum. (L.) Every perfect Medio tutissimus ibis. (L) In a medium To be conscious of no fault, and to turn thing is threefold. course you will be safest.

pale at no accusation.

Omnia ad Dei gloriam. (L.) All things for Mega biblion, mega kakon. (Gr.) A great Nil desperandum. (L.) There is no reason for the glory of God. book is a great evil.


Omnia bona bonis. (L.) All things are good Me judice. (L.) I being judge; in my opinion. Nil nisi cruce. (L.) No dependence but on to the good. Memento mori. [L.) Remember death.

the cross.

Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. Memor et fidelis. (L.) Mindful and faithful. Ni l'un ni l'autre. (Fr.) Neither the one nor (L.) All things change, and we change Memoria in æterna. (L.) In eternal remem I the other.

with them. brance.

Nimium ne crede colori. (L.) Trust not too Omnia vincit amor. (L.) Love conquers all Mens agitat molem. (L.) Mind moves matter. much to looks.

things. Mens legis. (L.) The spirit of the law. N'importe. (Fr.) It matters not.

Omnia vincit labor. [L.) Labour overcomes Mens sana in corpore sano. [L] A sound mind Nisi Dominus frustra. (L) Unless God be all things. in a sound body.

with us all our labour is in vain.

Omnis amans amens. (L.) Every lover is deMens sibi conscia recti. (L.) A mind con Nitor in adversum. (L.) I strive agains

mented. scious of rectitude.

On connait l'ami au besoin. (Fr.) A friend is Meo periculo. (L.) At my own risk.

Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus. (L.) known in time of need. Meo voto. (L.) According to my wish.

Virtue is the true and only nobility.

Operæ pretium est. (L.] It is worth while. Meum et tuum. (L.) Mine and thine.

Noblesse oblige. (Fr.) Rank imposes oblig Ora et labora. (L.) Pray and work. Mihi cura futuri. (L.) My care is for the tions; much is expected from one in good Ora pro nobis. (L.) Pray for us. future.


Orator fit, poeta nascitur. [L] An orator may Wirabile dictu. (L) Wonderful to relate. Nolens volens. (L) Willing or unwilling. be made by training, a poet is born a Mirabile visu. (L.) Wonderful to see. Noli me tangere. (L.) Touch me not.

poet. Mise en scène. (Fr.) The getting up for ti Nolo episcopari. (L.) I do not wish to Ore rotundo. (L.) With round full voice. stage, or the putting on the stage. made a bishop.

Origo mali. (L.) Origin of the evil. Modo et forma. (L.) In manner and form. | Nom de guerre. (Fr.) A war name; an as- 0! si sic omnia. (L.) O! if all things so; 0! Modus operandi. (L.) Manner of working. sumed travelling name; a pseudonym.

if he had always so spoken or acted. Mollia tempora fandi. (L.) Times favourable Nom de plume. (Fr.) A pen name; an as O tem pora ! O mores! [L] O the times! 0 for speaking. sumed name of a writer.

the manners! Mon ami. (Fr.) My friend.

Nomina stultorum parietibus haerent. (L) Otiosa sedulitas. (L.) Idle industry: labori. Mon cher. [Fr.) My dear (masc.).

Fools' names are seen upon the walls.

ous trifling. Monumentum ære perennius. (L.) A monu Non compos mentis (L.) Not in sound mind. | Otium cum dignitate. (L. ) Ease with dignity; ment more lasting than brass.

Non cuivis homini contingit adire Corinthum dignified leisure. More majorum. (L.) After the manner of our (L.) Every man has not the fortune to go Oublier je ne puis. (Fr.) I can never forget. ancestors.

to Corinth.

Oui-dire. (Fr.) Hearsay. More suo. (L.) In his own way.

Non datur tertium (L.) There is not given | Ouvrage de longue haleine. (Fr.) A work of Mors omnibus communis. [L] Death is com a third one or a third chance.

long breath; a work long in being got mon to all.

Non deficiente crumena. (L.) The purse not through; a long-winded or tedious business. Mos pro lege. (L.) Custom or usage for law. failing: if the money holds out.

Nbosition.versum. (L.) is in vain.

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Pace. [L] By leave of; not to give offence Pro aris et focis. (L.) For our altars and our Rathhaus. (Ger.) A town-hall. to. -Pace tua, with your consent.

hearths; for civil and religious liberty. Ratione soli. (L.) As regards the soil. Pacta conventa. (L.) The conditions agreed Probatum est. (L.) It is proved.

Realschulen. (Ger. Real schools; secondon.

Probitas laudatur, et alget. (L.) Honesty is ary German schools giving a general pracPadrone. [it] A master: a landlord.

praised, and is left to starve.

tical training. Pallida mors. (L) Pale death.

Pro bono publico. [L.) For the good of the Recte et suaviter. (L.) Justly and mildly. Palmam qui meruit ferat. (L.) Let him who public.

Rectus in curia. (L.) Upright in court; with has won the palm wear it.

Pro Deo et ecclesia. (L.) For God and the clean hands. Par ci par la. (Fr.) Here and there.


Redolet lucerna. (L.) It smells of the lamp: Par excellence. (Fr.) By way of eminence. Pro et contra. (L.) For and against.

it is a laboured production. Par negotiis, neque supra. (L.) Neither above Profanum vulgus. [L] The profane vulgar. Reductio ad absurdum. (L.) The reducing of nor below his business. Pro forma. (L) For the sake of form.

a position to an absurdity. Par nobile fratrum. (L.) A noble pair of Proh pudor. (L) 0, for shame.

Re infecta. (L.) The business being unfinbrothers; two just alike; the one as good Pro memoria. (L.) For a memorial.

ished. or as bad as the other.

Propaganda fide. (L.) For extending the Relata refero. (L.) I repeat the story as it Parole d'honneur. [Fr. 1 Word of honour.


was given me. Pars pro toto. (L.) Part for the whole. Pro patria. (L ) For our country,

Religio loci. (L.) The religious spirit of the Particeps criminis. [L] An accomplice in a Pro rege, lege, et grege. (L.) For the king, place. crime.

the law, and the people.

Rem acu tetigisti. (L.) You have touched the Parva componere magnis. (L.) To compare Prudens futuri. (L.) Thoughtful of the fu matter with a needle; you have hit the small things with great. ture.

thing exactly. Paté de foi gras. (Fr) Goose-liver pie. Pugnis et calcibus. [L] With fists and heels; Remis velisque. (L.) With oars and sails; Pater patriæ. (L.) Father of his country. with all the might.

using every endeavour. Patres conscripti. [L. ] The conscript fathers; Punctum saliens. (L.) A salient or promi. | Renascentur. (L.) They will be born again. Roman senators. nent point.

Renovate animos. (L.) Renew your courage. Pax vobiscum. (L.) Peace be with you. Punica fides. (L.) Punic faith; treachery. Renovato nomine. (L.) By a revived name. Peine forte et dure. (Fr.) Strong and severe

Répondre en Normand. (Fr.) To give an evapunishment: a kind of judicial torture. Quæ fuerunt vitia, mores sunt. (L.) What | sive answer. Pensée. (Fr.) A thonght.

were once vices are now manners or cus Requiescat in pace. (L.) May he (or she) rest Per. (L.) By; by means of; through. -- Per toms.

in peace. ambages. By circuitous ways; hence, by Quae nocent docent. [L.Things which injur Resangusta domi. (L.) Narrow circumstances allegory : figuratively: metaphorically. - instruct; we learn by what we suffer.

at home, Per angusta ad augusta. Through trials to Qualis ab incepto. (Lj The same as at the Res est sacra miser. (L.) A sufferer is a sacred triumph.- Per annum. By the year; annu beginning,

thing. ally.- Per aspera ad astra. Through rough Qualis rex, talis grex. (L) Like king, like | Res gestae. (L.) Things done; exploits. ways to the stars; through suffering to re people.

Res judicata. (L.) A case or suit already nown-Per capita. By the head or poll. | Qualis vita, finis ita. (L ) As life is so is its settled. Percentum. By the hundred. Per curiam.

Respice finem. (L.) Look to the end. By the court.- Per diem. By the day; | Quam diu se bene gesserit. (L.) During good Respublica. (L) The commonwealth. daily. - Per fas et nefas. Through right behaviour.

Resurgam, (L.) I shall rise again. and wrong. -Per gradus. Step by step. — Quanti est sapere (L) How desirable is wis Revenons à nos moutons. (Fr.) Let us return Per interim. In the meantime. -Per mare dom or knowledge.

to our sheep; let us return to our subper terras. Through sea and land. - Per Quantum libet. (L.) As much as you please. ject. pares. By one's peers. Per saltum. By a Quantum meruit. (L.) As much as he de | Re vera. (L) In the true matter; in truth. leap or jump.- Per se. By itself considered. served.

Ridere in stomacho. (L.) To laugh secretly: --Per viam. By the way of.

Quantum mutatus ab illo. (L.) How changed to laugh in one's sleeve. Per. [It.) For; through; by. -- Per contra. from what he once was.

Ride si sapis. (L) Laugh, if you are wise. Contrariwise. -Per contante. For cash. - Quantum sufficit. (L.) As much as suffices; a Rien n'est beau que le vrai. (Fr.) There is noPer conto. Upon account. - Per mese. By sufficient quantity.

thing beautiful except the truth. the month.

Quelque chose. (Fr.) Something: a trifle. Rira bien, qui rira le dernier. (Fr.) He laughs Perfervidum ingenium Scotorum. (L.) The | Quid faciendum? (L.) What is to be done? well who laughs last, intense earnestness of Scotsmen. Quid rides (L.) Why do you laugh!

Rire entre cuir et chair. (Fr.) { To langh in Periculum in mora. (L.) There is danger in Qu'il soit comme il est desiré. (Fr. 1 Let it be Rire sous cape. (Fr.)

one's sleeve. delay. as desired.

Rixatur de land ca priná, (L.) He contends Petit coup. [Fr.) A small mask covering only Qui m'aime, aime mon chien. (Fr.) Love me, about goat's wool; he quarrels about trifles, the eyes and nose.

love my dog.

Robe de chambre. (Fr.) A morning-gown or Petitio principii. (L.) A begging of the ques Qui n'a santé n'a rien. (Fr.) He who wants dressing-gown. tion. health wants everything

Ruat coelum. (L.) Let the heavens fall Peu-à-peu. (Fr.) Little by little; by degrees. Qui nimium probat, nihil probat. [L] He Rudis indigestaque moles. (L) A rude and Pied à terre. (Fr.) A resting-place; a tem proves nothing who proves too much. undigested mass. porary lodging.

Qui non proficit, deficit. (L.) He who does Ruit mole sud. (L.) It falls to ruin by its Pis aller. (Fr.) The worst or last shift.

not advance goes backward.

own weight. Plebs. (L) Common people.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes. (L.) Who shall Ruse de guerre. (Fr.) A stratagem of war. Poco a poco. (It) Little by little.

keep the keepers themselves.

Rus in urbe. (L.) The country in town. Poeta nascitur, non fit. (L.] The poet is born, Qui tacet consentit. (L.) He who is silent not made; nature, not study, must form gives consent.

Sal Atticum. (L) Attic salt; ie. wit. the poet.

Qui timide rogat, docet negare. (L.) He who Salvo jure. (L) T'he right being safe. Point d'appui. [Fr.) Point of support; prop. asks timidly invites denial.

Salvo pudore. (L.) Without ollence to moPondere, non numero. [L.) By weight, not by | Qui va ? (Fr.) Who goes there?

desty. number, Quoad hoc. (L.) To this extent.

Sans peur et sans reproche. (Fr.) Without Pons asinorum. (L.) An ass's bridge; a name Quo animo. (L.) With what intention.

fear and without reproach. given to the fifth proposition of the first Quocunque modo. (L.) In whatever manner. Sans rime et sans raison. (Fr.) Without book of Euclid.

Quocunque nomine. (L.) Under whatever rhyme or reason. Populus vult decipi. (L.) People like to be name.

Sans souci. (Fr.) Without care. deceived.

Quod avertat Deus! [L] Which may God Sapere aude, (L) Dare to be wise. Post bellum auxilium. (L.) Aid after the avert!

Sartor resartus. (L) The botcher repatched; war.

Quod bene notandum. (L.) Which must be the tailor patched or mended. Pour acquit. (Fr.) Received payment; paid: especially noticed.

Sat cito, si sat bene. (L.) Soon enough done, written at the bottom of a discharged ac Quod erat demonstrandum. [L] Which was if well enough done. count.

to be proved or demonstrated.

Satis dotata, si bene morata (L.) Well Pour faire rire. (Fr.) To excite laughter. Quod erat faciendum. (L.) Which was to be enough dowered, if well principled Pour faire visite. (Fr.) To pay a visit.


Satis eloquentiæ, sapientiae parrum. (L ) Pour passer le temps. (Fr.) To pass away tl | Quod hoc sibi vult? (L.) What does this mean? Eloquence enough, but little wisdom. time.

Quod non opus est, asse carum est. (L.) What Satis superque. (L.) Enough, and more than Pour prendre congé. (Fr.) To take leave. is not wanted is dear at a copper.

enough. Pramonitus, præmunitus. (L.) Forewarned, Quod vide. (L.) Which see.

Satis verborum. (L.) Enough of words; to forearmed.

Quo Fata vocant. (L.) Whither the Fates more need be said. Prendre la lune avec les dents. (Fr.) To take call.

Sat pulchra, si sat bona. [L] Handsome the moon by the teeth; to aim at impossi Quo jure? (L.) By what right!

enough, if good enough. bilities.

Quo pax et gloria ducunt. (L.) Where peace Sauve qui peut. (Fr.) Let him save himself Presto maturo, presto marcio. [It.) Soon ripe, and glory lead.

who can. soon rotten.

Quorum pars magna fuit. (L.) Of whom, or Savoir faire. (Fr.) The knowing how to act; Pret d'accomplir. (Fr.) Ready to accom which, I was an important part.

tact. plish.

Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat. (L.) Savoir vivre. (Fr.) Good-breeding; refined Prêt pour mon pays. (Fr.) Ready for my Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first manners. country. makes mad.

Secundum artem. [L] According to art or Preux chevalier. (Fr] A brave knight. Quot homines, tot sententiæ. (L ) Many men, rule; scientifically, Primo. (L.) In the first place.

many minds.

Secundum naturam. (L.) According to na Primum mobile. (L.) The source of motion;

ture. the mainspring.

Raison d'état. (Fr.) A reason of state. Selon les règles. (Fr.) According to rule. Principia, non homines. (L) Principles, not Raison d'étre. (Fr.) The reason for a thing's Semel abbas, semper abbas. (L.) Once an abmen existence.

bot, always an abbot. Principiis obsta. (L.) Resist the first begin- | Rara avis in terris, nigroque simillimo cygno. Semel et simul. (L.) Once and together. nings.

IL A rare bird on earth, and very like a Semel insanivimus oinnes. (L.) We have all, Prior tempore, prior jure. (L.) First in time; black swan (formerly believed to be non at sometime, been mad,

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Semper avarus eget. (L.] The avaricious is Sub poena. (L.) Under a penalty.

Tros Turiusve mihi nullo discrimine agetur. always in want.

Sub prætexto juris. [L.) Under the pretext (L.) Trojan or Tyrian there shall be no disSemper fidelis. [L] Always faithful. of justice.

tinction so far as I am concerned. Semper idem. (L.) Always the same.

Sub rosa. (L) Under the rose; privately. Truditur dies die. (L.) One day is pressed Semper paratus. (L.) Always ready. Sub silentio. (L.) In silence.

onward by another. Semper timidum scelus. (L.) Guilt is always Sub specie. (L.) Under the appearance of. Tu ne cede malis. [L.] Do not yield to evils. timid.

Sub voce. (L.) Under such or such a word. Tu quoque. (L) Thou also.
Sempre il mal non vien per nuocere. [It.) Suggestio falsi. (L.) Suggestion of falsehood. Tutor et ultor. (L) Protector and avenger.

Misfortune does not always come to injure. Sui generis. (L.) Of its own or of a peculiar Tuum est. (L.) It is your own.
Senatus consultum. [L] A decree of the kind.

Summum bonum. (L.) The chief good. Uberrima fides. (L.) Superabounding faith. Se non è vero, è ben trovato. (It.) If not true Summum jus, summa injuria. [L] The Ubi bene, ibi patria. [.] Where it is well it is cleverly invented.

rigour of the law is the height of oppression. there is one's country, Sequiturque patrem haud passibus æquis. (L.) Sumptibus publicis. (L.) At the public ex Ubi jus incertum, ibi jus nullum. (L) Where He follows his father, but not with equal

the law is uncertain there is no law. steps.

Sum quod eris; fui quod es. (L.) I am what Ubi lapsus. (L.) Where have I fallen? Sero venientibus ossa. (L.) Those who come you will be, I was what you are.

Ubi libertas, ibi patria. (L.) Where liberty is late shall have the bones. Suo Marte. (L.) By his own prowess.

there is my country. Serus in coelum redeas. (L) Late may you Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi. (L.) A sup Ubi mel, ibi apes. [L.] Where honey is there return to heaven; may you live long.

pression of the truth is the suggestion of a are the bees. Servare modum. (L) To keep within bounds. falsehood.

Ubique. (L.) Everywhere. Servus servorem Dei. (L) A servant of the | Surgit amari aliquid. (L.) Something bitter Ubique patriam reminisci. (L.) To remember servants of God. arises.

our country everywhere. Sic eunt fata hominum. (L.) Thus go the Suum cuique. (L.) Let every one have his Ubi supra. (L.) Where above mentioned. fates of men. own.

Ultima ratio regum. (L.) The last argument Sic itur ad astra. (L.) Such is the way to the Suus cuique mos. (L.) Every one has his of kings; war. stars, or to immortality.

particular habit.

Ultimus Romanorum. (L.) The last of the Sic passim. (L.) So here and there through

Romans. out; so everywhere.

Tableau vivant. (Fr.) A living picture; the Ultra licitum. (L.) Beyond what is allowable. Sic semper tyrannis. (L) Ever so to tyrants. representation of some scene by groups of Una voce. [L] With one voice; unaniSic transit gloria mundi. (L.) Thus passes persons.

mously. away the glory of this world.

Tabula rasa. (L.) A smooth or blank tablet. Un bienfait n'est jamais perdu. (Fr.) A kindSicut ante. (L.) As before.

Tache sans tache. (Fr.) A work without a ness is never lost. Sicut patribus, sit Deus nobis. (L.) As with stain.

Un fait accompli. (Fr.) An accomplished our fathers so may God be with us. Tædium vitæ. (L.) Weariness of life.

fact. Sic volo, sic jubeo; stat pro ratione voluntas. Tangere vulnus. (L.) To touch the wound. Unguibus el rostro. (L.) With claws and

(L.) Thus I will, thus I command ; let my Tantæne animus cælestibus iræ? (L.) Can beak; tooth and nail. will stand for a reason.

such anger dwell in heavenly minds?

Unguis in ulcere. (L.) A claw in the wound. Sic vos non vobis. (L.) Thus you labour but Tant mieux. (Fr.) So much the better.

Uno animo. (L.) With one mind; unaninot for yourselves.

Tanto buon che val niente. [It.) So good as mously. Si Deus nobiscum, quis contra nos? (L.) If to be good for nothing.

Un sot à triple étage. (Fr.) An egregious fool. God be with us who shall stand against us? Tant pis. (Fr.) So much the worse.

Un tiens' vaut mieux que deux tu l'auras.' Si diis placit. (L) If it pleases the gods. Tantum vidit Virgilium. (L.) He merely saw (Fr.) One take it is worth more than two Sile, et philosophus esto. [L] Be silent and Virgil; he only looked on the great man. thou shalt have it ; a bird in the hand is pass for a philosopher. Te judice. (L.) You being the judge.

worth two in the bush. Silent leges inter arma. (L.) Amidst arms, or Tel maitre, tel valet. (Fr.) Like master, like Usque ad aras. [L.) To the very altars; to in war, laws are silent, or disregarded. man.

the last extremity. Similia similibus curantur. (L.) Like things Telum imbelle, sine ictu. (L.) A feeble weapon Usque ad nauseam. (L) To disgust. are cured by like.

thrown without effect.

Usus loquendi. (L.) Usage in speaking. Similis simili gaudet. (L.) Like is pleased Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis. Ut apes geometriam. (L.) As bees practise with like.

(L.) The times are changing and we with geometry. Si monumentum quæris, circumspice. (L.) them.

Ulile dulci. (L.) The useful with the pleaIf you seek his monument, look around Tempori parendum. [L. ) We must yield to the sant. you.


Ut infra. (L.) As below. Sine cură. [L] Without charge or care, Tempus edax rerum. [L.) Time the devourer Ut pignus amicitice. [L] As a pledge of Sine die. (L.) Without a day being appointed. of all things.

friendship. Sine dubio. (L.) Without doubt. Tempus fugit. (L.) Time flies.

Ut quocunque paratus. (L.) Prepared for Sine mord. (L.) Without delay.

Tempus omnia revelat. (L.) Time reveals all every event. Sine præjudicio. (L) Without prejudice.


Ut supra. (L.) As above stated.
Sine qua non. [L] Without which, not. Tenax propositi. (L.) Tenacious of his pur-
Si parva licet componere magnis. (L) If pose.

Vacuus cantat coram latrone viator. (L.) small things may be compared with great. Teres atque rotundus. (L.) Round and smooth: The traveller with an empty purse sings Siste viator. (L.) Stop traveller. polished and complete.

in presence of the highwayman. Sit tibi terra levis. (L.) Light lie the earth Terminus ad quem, [L] The term or limit Vade in pace. (L.) Go in peace. upon thee.

to which

victis. (L) Woe to the vanquished. Sit ut est aut non sit. (L.) Let it be as it is, Terminus a quo. [L. ] The term or limit from Valeat quantam valere potest. (L.) Let it or not at all. which

pass for what it is worth. . Si vis pacem, para bellum. (L.) If you wish Tertium quid. [L.] A third something; a | Variæ lectiones. (L.] Various readings. for peace, prepare for war. nondescript.

Variorum notæ. [L] The notes of various Sola nobilitas virtus. (L.) Virtue the only | Tibi seris, tibi metis. (L.) You sow for your commentators. nobility.

self, you reap for yourself.

Varium et mutabile semper fæmina. (L.) Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. [L.] Tiens à la vérité. (Fr.) Maintain the truth. Woman is ever a changeful and capricious They make a wilderness and call it peace. Tiens ta foi. [Fr.) Keep thy faith.

thing Souffler le chaud et le froid. (Fr.) To blow Toga virilis. (L.) The manly toga; the dress Velis et remis. (L.) With sails and oars; by hot and cold. of manhood.

every possible means. Spero meliora. (L.) I hope for better things. To kalon. (Gr.] The beautiful; the chief Veluti in speculum. (L.) Even as in a mirror. Spes sibi quisque. (L.) Let every one hope in good.

Venalis populus, venalis curia patrum. (L.) "himself.

To prepon. (Gr.) The becoming or proper. The people are venal, and the senate is Splendide mendax. (L.) Nobly untruthful; Tot homines, quot sententiæ. (L.) So many equally venal untrue for a good object.

men, so many minds. Sponte sua. (L) of one's (or its) own accord, Totidem verbis. (L.) In just so many words.

Venenum in auro bibitur. [L] Poison is

drunk from golden vessels. stat magni nominis umbra. [L] He stands Toties quoties. (L.) As often as.

Venia necessitati datur. (L.) Indulgence is the shadow of a mighty name. Totis viribus. (L.) With all his might.

granted to necessity. Stat pro ratione voluntas. (L.) Will stands Toto cælo. (L.) By the whole heavens; dia Veni, vidi, vici. (L.) I came, I saw, I confor reason. metrically opposite

quered. Statu quo ante bellum. (L.) In the state in Toujours perdrix. (Fr.) Always partridges ; Ventis secundis. (L.) With prosperous winds. which things were before the war.

always the same thing over again,

Vera incessu patuit dea. (L.) The real god. Status quo. (L) The state in which. Toujours prét. (Fr.) Always ready.

dess was made manifest by her walk. Stemmata quid faciunt. (L.] Of what value Tour de force." (Fr.) A feat of strength or | Verbatim et literatim. (L) Word for word are pedigrees. skill.

and letter for letter. Sternitur alieno vulnere. (L.) He is slain by | Tourner casaa

Tourner casaquie. (Fr.) To turn one's coat; Verbum sat sapienti. (L.) A word is enough a blow aimed at another.

to change sides. Stratum super stratum. (L.) Layer above | Tout-à-fait. (Fr.) Wholly; entirely.

for a wise man.

Veritas odium parit. L.) Truth begets hatred. layer.

Tout-à-l'heure. (Fr.) Instantly.
Studium immane loquendi. (L.) An insa Tout au contraire. (Fr.) On the contrary.

Veritas prevalebit. (L.) Truth will prevail.

Veritas vincit. [L] Truth conquers. tiable desire for talking. Tout à vous. (Fr.] Wholly yours.

Veritatis simplex oratio est. (L.) The language Sua cuique voluptas. (L.) Every man has his Toutbien ou rien. (Fr.) The whole or nothing. of truth is simple. own pleasures.

Tout de suite. (Fr ] Immediately.
Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re. (L.) Gentle Tout le monde est sage après coup. (Fr.)

Vérité sans peur. (Fr.) Truth without fear. in manner, resolute in execution.

Everybody is wise after the event.

Ver non semper viret. [L.) Spring is not alSub colore juris. (L) Under colour of law. Trahit sua quemque voluptas. [L] Every

ways green.

Vestigia nulla retrorsum. (L.) No returning Sub hoc signo vinces. (L.) Under this standard one is attracted by his own liking.

footsteps; no traces backward. Transeat in exemplum. (L.) May it pass into Vexata quo&tio. L] A disputed question.

an example. Sublata causa, tollitur effectus. (L) The

Via media. (L ) A middle course. Tria juncta in uno. (L.) Three joined in one. ise being removed the effect ceases.

| Via trita, via tuta. (L.) The beaten path is I Troja fuit. (L.) Troy was; Troy is no more. the safe path.

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Vide et crede. (L.) See and believe.
Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor. (L.)

I see and approve the better things, I fol-
low the worse.
Vide ut supra. (L.) See what is stated

above. Vi et armis. (L.) By force and arms; by

main force; by violence. Vigeur de dessus. (Fr.) Strength from on

high. Vigilate et orate. (L.) Watch and pray. Vincit amor patriæ. IL. The love of our

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Vincit omnia ver i'as. (L.) Truth conquers

all things. Vincit qui patitur. (L.) He who endures

conquers. Vincit, qui se vincit. (L.) He conquers who

overcomes himself, Vinculum matrimonii. [L] The bond of

marriage. Vindex injuriæ. (L.) An avenger of injury. 1 Vires acquirit eundo. (L.) As it goes it ac

quires strength. Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. (L.) He is a

wise man who says but little. Virtus in arduis. (L.) Virtue or courage in

difficulties. Virtus incendit vires. (L.) Virtue kindles

Virtus laudatur, et alget. (L.) Virtue is Vita brevis, ars longa. (L.) Life is short, art praised, and suffers from cold.

is long. Virtus millia scuta. (L.) Virtue is a thou Vitæ via virtus. (L.) Virtue the way of life. sand shields.

Vitam impendere vero. (L.) To stake one's Virtus semper viridis. (L.) Virtue is always life for the truth. green.

Vita sine literis mors est. (L.) Life without Virtus sola nobilitat. (L.) Virtue alone en literature is death. nobles.

Vivit post funera virtus. (L.) Virtue survives Virtus vincit invidiam. (L.) Virtue over the grave. comes envy or hatred.

Voild. (Fr.) Behold; there is; there are. Virtute et fide. (L.) By or with virtue and ! Voilà tout. [Fr.] That's all. faith.

Voilà une autre chose. (Fr.) That's another Virtute et labore. (L.) By virtue and labour. thing: that is quite a different matter. Virtute non astutia. (L.) By virtue, not by Voir le dessous des cartes. (Fr.) To see the craft.

under side of the cards; to be in the secret. Virtute non verbis. [L.] By virtue, not by Volenti non fit injuria. (L.) No injustice is words.

done to the consenting person.
Virtute officii. (L.) By virtue of office.

Volo, non valeo. (L.) I am willing, but unable.
Virtute securus. (L.) Secure through virtue. Vota vita mea. (L.) My life is devoted.
Virtutis amore. (L.) From love of virtue. Vous y perdrez vos pas. (Fr.) You will there
Virtutis fortuna comes. (L.) Fortune is the lose your steps or labour.
companion of valour or virtue.

Vox et præterea nihil. (L.) A voice and no-
Vis comica. (L.) Comic power or talent.

thing more; sound but no sense. Vis conservatrix naturæ. (L.) The preserva Vox populi, vox Dei. [L] The voice of the tive power of nature.

people is the voice of God. Vis medicatrix naturæ. (L.] The healing Vulgò. (L.) Commonly. power of nature.

Vulnus immedicabile. (L.) An irreparable Vis unita fortior. (L.) United power is injury. stronger.

Vulius est index animi. (L.) The countenance Vis vitae. (L.) The vigour of life


is the index of the mind.




Cor. Corinthians.
Cor. Mem. Corresponding Mem-
Corn. Cornish or Cornwall.
Corrupt. Corrupted or corrup-

Cor. Sec. Corresponding Secre-

Cos. Cosine.
C.P. Clerk of the Peace.
C.P. Common Pleas.
C.P.C. Clerk of the Privy Council.
C.P.S. (L. Custos Privati Sigilli).

Keeper of the Privy Seal.
Cr. Credit or Creditor.
C.R. (L. Civis Romanus). Ro-

man Citizen.
C.R. (L. Custos Rotulorum).

Keeper of the Rolls.
Cres. Crescendo.
Crim. Con. Criminal Conversa-

tion or adultery.
C.S. Clerk to the Signet.
C.S. Court of Session.
C.S.I. Companion of the Star of

Ct. Cent.
Ct. (L. centum). A hundred.
ct. Connecticut (United States).
C.T. Certificated Teacher.
Cu. (L. cuprum). Copper.
Cur.or Curt. Current; this month.
Crt. (L. centum, a hundred, and

Eng. weight). A hundred weight
or hundredweights.
Cyc. Cyclopædia.

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A. or a. Adjective.

A.R.S.M. Associate of the Royal Cantuar. (L. Cantuaria). Can.
A. In music, alto.
School of Mines.

terbury. A. or ans. Answer.

A.R.S.S. (L. Antiquariorum Cap. Capital. a. or @ (L. ad). To or at.

Regiæ Societatis Socius). Fellow Cap. (L. caput). Chapter. à. or āā. In med, of each the of the Royal Society of Anti Caps. Capitals. same quantity,


Capt. Captain. A.B. (L. Artium Baccalaureus Art. Article.

Card. Cardinal. Bachelor of Arts. See B.A. A.S., A.-S., or A.-Sax. Anglo Carp. Carpentry. A.B. Able-bodied seaman.


Cath. Catharine. Abbr. or Abbrev. Abbreviated or Asst. Assistant.

Cath. Catholic. abbreviation. Astrol. Astrology.

C.B. Companion of the Bath. Abl. Ablative.

Astron. Astronomy or astronomi | C.D.V. Carte-de-visite. Abp. Archbishop.


C. E. Civil Engineer. A.C. (L. Ante Christum). Before Att. or Atty. Attorney.

Cel. Celsius (thermometer).

Atty. Gen. Attorney-general. Celt, Celtic.
Acc. Accusative.
Au. (L. aurum). Gold.

Cent. (L. centum). A hundred. Acc. or Acct. Account or ac A.U.C. (L. Anno Urbis Condito Centig. Centigrade (thermomecountant.

or Ab Urbe Condita). In the ter). A.D. (L. Anno Domini). In the year from the building of the Cf. (L. confer). Compare. year of our Lord.

city (=Rome).

C.G. Coast-guard.
A D.C. Aide-de-camp.
Aug. Augmentative,

C.G. Commissary-general.
Adj. Adjective.
Aug. August.

C.G.S. (used adjectively). Centi-
Adjt. Adjutant.
Aur. (L. aurum). Gold.

metre, Gramme, Second (the Ad lib. or Ad libit. (L. ad libit. | A.V. Artillery Volunteers.

units of length, mass, and time, um). At pleasure.

A.V. Authorized Version (of the widely adopted in modern Adm. Admiral.


scientific calculation). Adv. Adverb. Avoir. Avoirdupois.

Ch. or Chap. Chapter. Æ. or æt. (L. ætatis). Of age;

Ch. Church.

Chal. Chaldron.
B. In music, bass or base.
A.P.A. Associate of the Faculty

Chal. or Chald. Chaldee or Chal.
B. or Bk. Book.
of Actuaries.

B. or Brit. British.
Ag. (L. argentum). Silver.
b. Born.

Chanc. Chancellor.
Agr. or Agric. Agriculture.
B.A. Bachelor of Arts.

Chap. Chapter.
Agt. Agent.
Bank. Banking.

Chas. Charles.
A.H. (L. Anno Hegirce). In the
Bap. or Bapt. Baptist.

Chem. Chemistry or chemical.
year of the Hegira.
Bar. Barrel

Chin. Chinese.
A.1.A, Associate of the Institute
Bart. or Bt. Baronet.

Chr. Christ or Christian.
of Actuaries.
B.C. Before Christ.

Chr. Christopher.
A.K.C. Associate of King's Col.
B.C.L. Bachelor of Civil Law.

Chron. Chronicles or chronology.
lege (London).
B.D. Bachelor of Divinity.

C.I. Order of the Crown of India.
Al. or Ala. Alabama (United
Bd. Bound.

C.I.E. Companion of the Order
Bds. Boards (bound in).

of the Indian Empire.
Ald. Alderman.
Beds. Bedfordshire.

Cit. Citation.
Alex. Alexander.
Belg. Belgic.

Cit. Citizen.
Alf. Alfred.
Ben. or Benj. Benjamin.

Civ. Civil.
Alg. Algebra
Berks. Berkshire.

C.J. Chief justice.
A.M. (L. Anno Mundi). In the
Bib. Bible or biblical.

Cl. Clergyman. year of the world.

Biog. Biography or biographical.
A.M. (L. Ante Meridiem). Before

Class. Classical.
Bk. Bank

Clk, Clerk noon.

cm. Centimetres.
Bk. Book.
A.M. (L. Artium Magister). Mas-
B.L. Bachelor of Laws.

C.M. Certificated Master. ter of Arts.

C.M. (L. Chirurgice Magiste
B.LL. (L. Baccalaureus Legum).
Am. or Amer. America or Ameri-

Bachelor of Laws.

Master in Surgery. can. [Note. The initial letter of a word

C.M. Common Metre. Amt. Amount.

is frequently doubled, as in

C.M.G. Companion of the Order An. (L. anno). In the year.

the above instance, to indi

of St. Michael and St. George. Anal. Analysis.

cate the plural.)

Co. Company
Anat. Anatomy or anatomical.
B.M.(L. Baccalaureus Medicinc).

Co. County.
Anc. Ancient.

Bachelor of Medicine.

C.O.D. Cash (or Collect) on De-
Anon. Anonymous.
B.Mus. Bachelor of Music.

Ans. Answer.
Bn. Battalion.

Col. Colonel.
Ant. or Antiq. Antiquities or
Bot. Botany or botanical.

Col. Colonial.
Bp. Bishop.

Col. Colossians,
Aor, Aorist.
Br. or Bro. Brother.

Col. Column
Ap. Apostle.
Brig. Brigade or brigadier.

Coll. College.
Ap. or Apl. April.

Colloq. Colloquial, colloquialism,
Brig.-gen. Brigadier-general.
Apo. Apogee.
Brit. Britain, Britannia, British.

or colloquially. Apoc. Apocalypse.


Com. Commander.
App. Appendix.
B.S. Bachelor in Surgery.

Com. Commerce.
Apr. April.
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science.

Com. Commissioner or commit-
A. (L. aqua). Water.

tee. B.S.L. Botanical Society, LonA.R. (L. Anno Regni). In the


Com. Commodore.
year of the reign.
Bt. Baronet.

Com. Common.
Ar. or Arab. Arabic,
Bucks. Buckinghamshire.

Comm. Commentary.
Ar. or Arr. Arrive -s; arrival.
Burl. Burlesque.

Comp. Compare or comparative.
A.R.A. Associate of the Royal
Bush. Bushel.

Comp. Compound or com-
B. V. Blessed Virgin.

Arch. Architecture.
B. V.M. Blessed Virgin Mary.

Compar. Comparative. Archd. Archdeacon.

Com. Ver. Common Version.
A.R. H. A. Associate of the Royal

Con. (L. contra). Against.
Hibernian Academy.
C. Cent or Cents.

Conch. Conchology.
Arith. Arithmetic or Arithmeti- | C. Centigrade.

Con. Cr. Contra Credit or Credical. C. Centime or centimes.

tor, Ark. Arkansas (United States).

(L. centum). A hundred. Cong. or Congreg. Congregation Arm. Armenian; Armoric.

C. or Cap. (L. caput). Chapter. or Congregationalist. Armor. Armoric.

C.A. Chartered Accountant. Cong. Congress. Arr. Arrive -8 -d or arrival. Ca. or Cal. California.

Conj. Conjunction. A.R.R. (L. Anno Regni Regis or Cam. or Camb. Cambridge.

Conn. Connecticut (United Reginae). In the year of the Cant. Canterbury.

king's (or queen's) reign.
Cant. Canticles,

Con. Sect. Conic Sections.
A.R S.A. Associate of the Royal Cantab. (L. Cantabrigiensis). Of Contr. Contracted or contraction.
Scottish Academy.


| Cop. or Copt. Coptic.


D. Deputy.
d. (L. denarius, denarii). A penny

or pence.
d. Died.
Dan. Daniel
Dan. Danish.
Dat. Dative.
Dav. David.
D.C. (It. Da Capo). From the be-

ginning; again.
D.C.L. Doctor of Civil Law.
D.C.S. Depute Clerk of Session.
D.D. (L Divinitatis Doctor). Doc-

tor of Divinity.
De. Delaware (United States).
Dec. December.
decim. Decimetres.
Decl. Declension.
Def. Definition.
Deft. Defendant.
Deg. Degree or Degrees.
Del. Delaware (United States.)
Del. (L. delineavit). He (or she)

drew it.
Dep. or Dept. Department.
Dep. Deputy.
Deut. Deuteronomy.
D.F. Dean of the Faculty.
D.F. Defender of the Faith.
D.G. (L. Dei Gratiá). By the

Grace of God.
Dict. Dictionary.
Dim, or Dimin. Diminuendo.
Dim. Diminutive.
Dis. or Disct. Discount.
Div. Divide, dividend, division,

or divisor.
D.L. Deputy Lieutenant.
D. Lit. Doctor of Literature.
D.LO. Dead Letter Office.
D.M. or D. Mus. Doctor of Music.
Do. (It. ditto). The same.
Dols. Dollars.
Dom. Econ. Domestic Economy.
Doz. Dozen.
Dpt. Deponent.
Dr. Debtor.
Dr. Doctor.
Dr. Dram or drams.
D.S. (It. Dal Segno). To the sign.
D.Sc. Doctor of Science.
D.T. (L. Doctor Theologice). Doc-

tor of Divinity.
Du. Dutch
Dub. Dublin.

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