Latin Phrases and Quotes
Starting with phrase number 1001

  1. Deo favente - God's favor
  2. Deo gratias - God's thank
  3. Deo ignoto - The Unknown God (Vulgate - Acts 17, 23; Saint Peter found this phrase inscribed in an altar in Athens Greece. He used this to tell the greeks that he will preach to them about a God that is unkown to them)
  4. Deo incognito - God Concealed (Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, Danish Philosopher, 1813-1855)
  5. Deo iuvante - With God's help (Monaco's motto)
  6. Deo Optimo Maximo - For God, the best and greatest (Bernardo Vincelli used it to label his bottles of Benedictine - abbreviated as DOM)
  7. Deo Patri sit gloria, et Filio qui a mortuis surrexit, ac Paraclito in saeculorum saecula - Glory to God the Father and the son who rose from the dead, and the Comforter Spirit, for ever and ever (Thus ends the ecclesiastical chant "Veni Creator Spiritus" -)
  8. Deo vindice - God our defender - God, our avenger. (Diplomatic term - is the motto of the Confederacy )
  9. Deo volente - God willing
  10. Derectum - Direct (Legal term - Right and Direct)
  11. Desiderio desideravi hoc pascha manducare vobiscum - I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you (Vulgate - Luke 22,16 - Said by Jesus Christ at the last supper)
  12. Destruam et aedificabo - Destroy and build
  13. Detestatio sacrorum - Renouncement of his own sacra (Ecclesiastical term - Renunciation of preexisting religious obligations)
  14. Deum et animam scire cupio; nihil aliud - I want to know God and the soul, nothing more (Augustine)
  15. Deus adest et vocat te? - God is here and is calling you? (Ecclesiastical term - Question asked to Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II) when the vote was conducted in which he was elected pope)
  16. Deus arcum suum tendit - God pulls his bow
  17. Deus aut bestia - God or beast (Man can be a god or beast)
  18. Deus caritas est - God is love (First encyclical letter written by Pope Benedict XVI)
  19. Deus cui hoc est natura quod fecerit - God is like the nature He made (Augustine - Opera Omnia)
  20. Deus dat - God gives (Explanation of the vital spark - Thank you: John Williams)
  21. Deus dedit, Deus abstulit - God Giveth, God Taketh Away (Philosophical term)
  22. Deus est mortali mortalem iuvare - God is a mortal that helps another mortal (Philosophical term)
  23. Deus est qui omnem mundum regit - God is who governs the entire world (Augustine)
  24. Deus et dominus natus - Born god and master (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus [212-275) motto when he proclaimed himself king)
  25. Deus et voluntas mea - God and my will
  26. Deus ex machina - God from the machine (Taken from an old Greek phrase related to the theater. In the last act of a Greek theater a crane, which represents god, appears to explain the play)
  27. Deus in nobis - God among us
  28. Deus, libertas Cultura - God, free Culture (Motto of Carabobo University in Valencia, Venezuela)
  29. Deus, lumen cordis mei et panis oris intus animae meae et virtus maritans mentem meamet sinum cogitationis meae - God, light of my heart and the bread of my mouth deep in soul and the strength that ties my mind and bosom of my thoughts (Ecclesiastical term - St. Augustine Confessionum liber I. Chapter XIII)
  30. Deus me fecit - God made me
  31. Deus meus, Deus meus, ut quid dereliquisti me - My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" (Said by Jesus Christ at the cross - Vulgate - Mark 15,34 and Matthew 27,46)
  32. Deus nobis haec otia fecit - God has given us this tranquility (Georgia's Motto taken from Virgil's Eclogues I)
  33. Deus nos vis cum ni vis contra - God is on our side, no one can be against
  34. Deus praecipuus - First, God (then anything else)
  35. Deus qui fecit totum, benedicat cibum et potum - God who made it all, bless food and drink
  36. Deus quos erigit, dirigit - God elects who he directs
  37. Deus refugium nostrum et virtus - God is our refuge and strength (Episcopal motto of St. Pius X titular bishop of Milas in 1912 )
  38. Deus vult - God wills it (Motto of the First Crusade - 1095 war ordered by Pope Urban II against Muslims in Jerusalem)
  39. Diabole virtus in lumbas est - The devil's virtue is in his shrewdness
  40. Dialecticam inventam esse, ven et falsi quasi disceptatricem - Dialectic was invented to decide between the true and the false (Philosophical term - Cicero)
  41. Dialogus de oratoribus - Dialogue on Orators (A short book by Tacitus)
  42. Diania turba - The troop of Diana (Ovid, Fasti)
  43. Dicebamus hesterna die - As we were saying yesterday (Fray Luis de Leon, Spanish Writer 1527-1591)
  44. Dicente Scriptura Sancta - As Holy Scripture says
  45. Dicit ei Iesus quia vidisti me credidisti beati qui non viderunt et crediderunt - Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed (Vulgate - John 20, 24)
  46. Dicitur Ciceronem fuisse optimum oratorem - It is said that Cicero was the best orato
  47. Dico ego, tu dicis, sed denique dixit et ille - I say it, you say it, and finally he says it
  48. Dictator Perpetuus - Dictator for Life
  49. Dictum - It is said (Legal term - Document that explains a principle, proposition, or opinion)
  50. Dictum, factum - Said and done
  51. Dictum Meum Pactum - My word is my contract (Motto of the Mexican stock exchange - 1894)
  52. Dido sola stratis incubat - Dido, alone, lays in her bed (Virgil - Aeneid)
  53. Die dulci fruere - Have a sweet day
  54. Diem dicendo consumere - Consume the day talking (Tactic where a speaker takes the floor during the entire session to prevent a vote on a bill in the Roman Senate)
  55. Dies a quo, dies ad quem - Initial day, final day (Legal term - In reference to to deadlines)
  56. Dies ad quem - Last day (Legal Term - Day on which the period expires)
  57. Dies aliter visum - The gods see it differently
  58. Dies diem docet - Day teaches day (The education of a person is never complete)
  59. Dies dominicus - The day of the Lord (Sunday, when we are supposed to go to church)
  60. Dies illa, dies irae - (Terrible) that day, day of wrath (Requiem mass for the dead)
  61. Dies irae - Day of Wrath (Ecclesiastical term - Words beginning, and name a sequence that reads the requiems)
  62. Dies natali cristis - Day of Christ's birth
  63. Dies natali solis invicti - Day of birth of the unconquered god
  64. Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem - It is difficult suddenly to put aside a long-standing love (C. Valerius Catullus)
  65. Difficile est satiram non scribere - It is difficult not to write satire (Juevenal)
  66. Difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas - It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practice it (Pliny the Elder)
  67. Difficiles nugae - Difficult trifles (Work that has little return on investment)
  68. Digitus dei est hic - God's finger is in this
  69. Dignitatis humanae - Human dignity
  70. Dii lanatos pedes habent - The gods have feet of wool (Petronius, Satyricon 44 - The gods are slow to act)
  71. Diis aliter visum - The gods see it differently
  72. Diis manibus - Sacred to the Manes (It is a dedication whose initials abound in pagan graves - abbreviated as D.M.)
  73. Diis manibus Sacrum - Dedicated to the Names gods (It is a dedication whose initials abound in pagan graves - Abbreviated as D.M.S.)
  74. Dimidium animae meae - Half of my soul (Philosophical term)
  75. Dimidium facti qui coepit habet - Half is done when the beginning is done (Horace)
  76. Dira necessitas - Cruel necessity (Horace)
  77. Directe ni indirecte - Directly unless indirectly (One way or the other)
  78. Disce aut discede - Learn or leave (Motto of schools in medieval times)
  79. Disce quasi semper victorus, vive quasi cras moriturus - Learn as though you will live forever, Live as though you will die tomorrow
  80. Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos - Having been warned, study justice and learn not to despise the gods (Virgil - Aeneid VI, 620)
  81. Disertissime Romuli nepotum - Most eloquent of the descendants of Romulus (Valerius Catullus, dedicated to Cicero)
  82. Dispositio a non domino - Disposition from the non-owner (Legal term - Disposition of property granted by a party who has no title)
  83. Dissertatio de Arte Combinatoria - Dissertation on the combinatorial art (Book by Gottfried Leibniz)
  84. Dissertatio de Casibus Perplexis - Dissertation on the perplexing cases (in law)
  85. Ditat Deus - God enriches (Motto of the State of Arizona)
  86. Dives in misericordia - On the Mercy of God (Encyclical letter written by Pope John Paul II)
  87. Dives toletana - Toledean Godess (Motto of Cathedral of Toledo, Spain)
  88. Divide et impera - Divide and Conquer (Julius Caesar)
  89. Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes - The divine nature produced the fields, human skill has built cities (Varro, De Re Rustica III, 1)
  90. Divitae bonum non sunt - Material wealth is not the one good (Seneca)
  91. Divortium aquarum - Separating of water (Water-parting)
  92. Divulgatio legis - Spreading of the law (Legal term)
  93. Dixi - I have spoken (Used to end a speech - Last word - That settles it)
  94. Dixit qui cedebat in throno; ecce nova facio omnia - The one who was seated on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new (Vulgate - Revelation 21: 5 )
  95. Do ut des - I give so that you may give
  96. Docendo discimus - We learn by teaching
  97. Docta ignorantia - On learned ignorance (Philosophical term - Title of a book by Nicolaus Cusanus)
  98. Doctor Ecclesiae - Doctor of the church
  99. Doctor honoris causa - Doctor by honor(Academic term - Honorary degree that universities give to famous people)
  100. Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam - Education sharpens the innate faculties

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