Useful Latin Phrases


  • a priori From the former
  • ab initio From the beginning
  • ad astra per alia porci To the stars on the wings of a pig
  • ad hoc To this
  • amor vincit omnia Love conquers all
  • ars longa vita brevis Art is long life is short
  • ave Maria Hail Mary
  • beatus homo qui invenit sapientiam Blessed is the man who finds wisdom
  • carpe diem Seize the day
  • Carthago delenda est Carthage must be destroyed
  • circa Around approximation
  • cogito ergo sum I think, therefore I am
  • de omnibus dubitandum be suspicious of everything, doubt everything
  • Dei Gratia Regina By the Grace of God, Queen
  • et tu Brute Even you Brutus
  • in omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro Everywhere I have searched for peace and nowhere found it, except in a corner with a book
  • in vitro In glass 
  • inter arma enim silent leges in a time of war, the law falls silent
  • Magna Carta Great Charter
  • Modus Operandi Method of operating
  • veni, vidi, vici I came, I saw, I conquered

3 thoughts on “Useful Latin Phrases

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  2. Rain says:

    thnx,I love this stuff
    mmm a5dna kteer minhom
    Ipso facto means right away
    vox populi y3ny badeehy aw something everyone knows but nobody says
    motu propio I think means because you want it..your way or something like that
    but these are used in Spanish I don’t know about English

  3. observationofalostsoul says:

    Thanks ..

    Latin is amazing one of my profs likes to throw a few phrases every now and then. Inshallah I’ll update it every now and then.

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