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1. Reformatted for gjots from the original Psion files latin.s5

from http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/pocketinfo/index.html

by 

Bob Hepple bhepple@freeshell.org Nov 2002

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2. ab initio

From the beginning

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3. ad finem

To the end

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4. ad gustem

According to taste

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5. ad hoc

For this special purpose

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6. ad infinitum

Without any apparent end

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7. ad interim

In the meanwhile

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8. ad libitum

At pleasure; as much as/in any way that one desires

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9. ad nauseam

To a sickening degree

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10. ad rem

To the point; to the purpose

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11. ad verbum

Word for word; literally

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12. alter idem

Another precisely similar

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13. amor vincit omnia

Love conquers all things

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14. ante meridiem

Before noon

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15. apologia

A defence; justification

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16. bona fida

In good faith; genuine

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17. bona vacantia

Unclaimed goods

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18. carpe diem

Enjoy the present day; seize the opportunity

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19. caveat emptor

Let the buyer beware; at the buyer's risk

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20. ceteris paribus

Other things being equal

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21. cogito ergo sum

I think therefore I am

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22. compos mentis

Of sound mind

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23. corpus delicti

The body, substance or foundation of the offence

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24. cui bono?

For whose benefit is it?; who gains by it?

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25. Deo gratias

Thanks to God

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26. dramatis personae

The charchters of a drama or play

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27. dulce et decorum est (pro patria mori)

It is sweet and glorious (to die for one's country)

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28. dum spiro

While I breathe, I hope

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29. ecce homo

Behold the man
(The words of Pontius Pilate)

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30. errare est humanum

To err is human

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31. et ego in Arcadia

I too have lived in Arcadia; I too had that experience

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32. et tu

You too, Brutus?
(Caesar's alleged exclamation when he saw Brutus was amongst his assins)

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33. ex cathedra

From the episcopal or papel throne or professional chair; with high authority

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34. exempli gratia

By way of example

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35. ex libris

From the books of/library of

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36. festina lente

Hasten gently; hurry slowly

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37. furor loquendi/scribendi

A rage for speaking/writing

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38. genius loci

The gardian spirit of the place

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39. gloria in excelsis

Glory to God in the highest

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40. hic sepultus

Here (is) buried

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41. honi soit qui mal y pense

Shame to him who thinks evil; the shame be his who thinks ill of it

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42. ibidem (ibid.)

In the same place, thing or case

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43. in extremis

At the point of death or in a desperate circumstances

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44. in flagrante delicto

In the very act; (literally) while the crime is blazing

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45. infra dignitatem (infra dig)

Beneath one's dignity

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46. in re

In the matter of

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47. in statu quo

In the former state

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48. inter alia

Amongst other things

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49. inter nos

Between ourselves

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50. in toto

Entirely

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51. in vino veritas

In wine is truth; wine brings out the truth

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52. ipso facto

By that very fact; thereby

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53. magnum bonum

A great good

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54. magnum opus

A great work; someone's greatest achievement

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55. mala fide

With bad faith; treacherously

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56. mea culpa

By my own fault

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57. memento mori

Remember death; a reminder of death

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58. mens sana in corpore sano

A sound mind in a sound body

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59. mirabile dictu

Wonderful to tell

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60. modus operandi

Manner of operation; way of going about a job

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61. morituri te salutamus

We who are about to die salute you (the greeting given by the gladiators to the emperor)

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62. mot juste

The word which exactly fits the context

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63. nemine contradicente (nem con)

Without opposition; with no one speaking to the contrary

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64. nemo me impune lacessit

No-one provokes me with impunity (the motto of Scotland)

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65. nihil ad rem

Nothing to the point

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66. nil desperandum

Never despair

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67. noli me tangere

Don't touch me (the words of Jesus quoted from John's Gospel, but now often used as a general warning against interference)

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68. non sequitur

A remark of action unconnected with what has gone before; a conclusion that does not follow logically from the premises

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69. nota bene (NB)

Mark well; take good note

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70. obiter dictum

A thing said by the way; a cursory remark

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71. onus probandi

The burden of proving

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72. O tempora! O mores!

Oh the times! Oh the manners/customs!; What times! What conduct!

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73. pari passu

With equal pace; together

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74. per ardua ad astra

By steep and difficult ways to the stars; the way to the stars in not easy

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75. par diem

By the day

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76. persona non grata

An unacceptable person

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77. post meridiem

After noon

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78. prima facie

At first sight

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79. quod erat demonstrandum

(the thing) which has to be proved or demonstrated

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80. rara avis

A rare person or thing; (literally) a rare bird)

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81. res judicata

A case or law suit already decided

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82. semper idem

Always the same

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83. solvitur ambulando

It is solved in walking i.e. the problem is solved by actually doing it, by practical experiment

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84. sub judice

Under (legal) consideration

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85. suum cuique

Let each have his own

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86. taedium vitae

Weariness of life

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87. tempus fugit

Time flies

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88. terra incognita

An unknown country

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89. ultima ratio regum

The last argument of kings - the cannon, war

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90. urbi et orbi

Th the city (Rome) and the world; to everyone

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91. uti possidetis

The principle of letting e.g. belligerents keep what they have aquired; (literally) as you possess

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92. vade mecum

A handbook or pocket companion; (literally) go with me

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93. veni

I came, I saw, I conquered (the words of Julius Caesar)

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94. verbatim (et literatim)

Word for word (and letter for letter)

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95. videlicet (viz)

To wit; namely

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96. vivat rex/regina

Long live the king/queen

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97. vox populi

The voice of the people is the voice of God