Latin Phrases and Quotes

  1. Electa una via, non datur recursus ad aliam - Once you pick a way, it is not wise to go to another (Don't change horses in the middle of a race)
  2. Elementis regamus proelium - Let us rule the battle by means of the elements ( Thank you: James )
  3. Emeritus - By merit (Someone who has honorably served his/her time)
  4. Emitte lucem et veritatem - Emit light and truth (Motto of Kendall College in Evanston, IL)
  5. Emptio spei - Sale of hope
  6. Emptio venditio - Contract of sale (Legal term)
  7. Ense et aratro - With sword and plow. (Soldier and farmer)
  8. Ensis Laurentii - The Sword of Laurence (Pope Gregory VIII (1187) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  9. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem - Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity (William of Ockham, 1280-1349 - One of the principles in Occam's Razor)
  10. Eo ipso - By that fact itself (Philosophical term - By that fact alone)
  11. Epicuri de grege porcus - Pig of Epicurus's herd (Material pleasures)
  12. Episcopus in partibus - Bishop in part (Ecclesiastical term - Titular Bishop who does not have jurisdiction)
  13. Epistola enom non erubescit - A letter does not make us blush (Love phrase)
  14. Epistola excusatoria - A letter of excuse (Legal term)
  15. Epistula non erubescit - Letter of Apology (Cicero)
  16. Epphetha, epphetha - Open yourself, open yourself (Ecclesiastical term - It is an Aramaic word meaning open yourself, which was spoken by Jesus to heal a deaf priest - Vulgate, Mark 7, 34)
  17. Equi dentes inspicere donati - Do not examine the teeth of a gift horse (Do not look a gift horse at the mouth - The teeth provide a good indication of the horse's age and health - Accept gifts as they are)
  18. Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes - Do not trust the Horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts. (Virgil - Aeneid)
  19. Era Christiana - Christian Era (Often abbreviated as EC)
  20. Eram quod es, eris quod sum - I was what you are, you will be what I am (Horace, Carmina XI - Engraved in Gravestones)
  21. Erat hiems summa - It was the very depth of winter (Cicero - In Verrem II)
  22. Erga omnes - In front of all (Legal term)
  23. Ergo - Therefore (Philosophical term used in logic)
  24. Ergo glu capiuntur aves - Therefore birds are caught with glue
  25. Eritis sicut dii - You shall be as gods (Ecclesiastical term - Words that the serpent directs to Eve in paradise, to invite her to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil - Vulgate - Genesis 3,5 )
  26. Errando, corrigitur error - Making a mistake, you fix the error (You learn by your mistakes)
  27. Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum - To err is human, to persist in it, is diabolical (Seneca)
  28. Errare humanum est sed in errore perseverare dementia - To err is human, but to insist on the error is crazy
  29. Errata - Error (Grammatical term - Refers to corrections added after the book is published)
  30. Error communis facit ius - The law creates a common mistake. (Legal term)
  31. Error in iudicando - Judicial Error (Legal term)
  32. Error in procedendo - Error in the proceedings (Legal term)
  33. Erudio Procul Imperium - I educate the empire from afar. (Philosophical term)
  34. Esse est percipi - To be is to be perceived (Philosophical term - Principle developed by the Irish philosopher George Berkeley (1685-1753)
  35. Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut edas - Eat to Live, Do not live to eat (Cicero)
  36. Esse quam videri - To be, rather than to see
  37. Esse quam videri bonus malebat - He preferred to be good rather than to merely seem good (Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
  38. Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem - Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily (William of Ockham, 1280-1349)
  39. Est idoneum bello - It is suitable for war
  40. Est modus in rebus - There is a middle ground in things (Horace Satires)
  41. Est oppidum in Hispania quod Carthago Nova appellatur - There is a population in Spain is called New Carthage
  42. Est quaedam flere voluptas - There's a kind of pleasure in crying
  43. Est unusquisque faber ipsae suae fortunae - Each and every person is the maker of his own fortune
  44. Esto brevis et placebis - Be brief and you will be pleasant
  45. Esto vir - Be a man
  46. Et alii - And others (Grammatical term - When there are more than one author, the name of the main author is mention followed by et alii - Sometimes it is written as: Et alia, or Et allii abbreviated as et al.)
  47. Et aliter - And others
  48. Et campos ubi Troia fuit - And the fields where was Troy (Virgil - Aeneid<\i> III)
  49. Et cetera - And the Rest (Grammatical term - Sometimes spelled as Et Coetera or Et Cœtera abbreviated as etc.)
  50. Et cum spiritu tuo - And with your spirit ( Thank you: Hans-Joachim Baumann )
  51. Et dissipentur inimicie ejus, et fugiant a facie ejus - Disband its enemies and have them flee from his face (Motto of RCLAC - Regimiento de Caballería Ligero ACorazado Farnesio 12 )
  52. Et ego dico tibi quia tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam - And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Latin Vulgate Bible - Matthew 16,18)
  53. Et ei qui vult tecum iudicio contendere et tunicam tuam tollere remitte ei et pallium - And whoever wants to sue you and take your shirt, also let him have your coat (Vulgate - Matthew 5: 40 - Phrase of Jesus)
  54. Et hoc expressius patet in stellis et orbibus qui semper illuminantur a sole - And this appears most clearly in the stars and the worlds that are always illuminated by the Sun. (Saint Thomas Aquinas De Eternitate Mundi)
  55. Et in Arcadia ego - And I in Arcadia (Appears in Renaissance paintings such as Nicolas Poussin's (1594–1665) "The Arcadian Shepherds")
  56. Et in terra pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis - And peace to men of good will on earth (Vulgata, Luke 2, 14 - Used in Christmas cards)
  57. Et ita porro - And so on
  58. Et iterum dico vobis facilius est camelum per foramen acus transire quam divitem intrare in regnum caelorum - And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God (Latin Vulgate Bible - Matthew 19,24 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  59. Et iudicem quis iudicavit? - And the judge, who will judge him? (Legal term - In an alleged miscarriage of justice)
  60. Et lassata viris, sed non satiata recessit - Ardent still, she retired, fatigued, but not satisfied (Juvenal, Satirae VI, 128)
  61. Et lux in tenebris Lucet - And the Light shines in darkness (Latin Vulgate Bible - John 1,5 Et lux in tenebris lucet et tenebrae eam non conprehenderunt)
  62. Et milia passuum tria ab eorum castris castra ponit - And set up camp three miles from them (Julius Caesar - Bello Gallico )
  63. Et monere et moneri proprium est verae amicitiae - It is a characteristic of true friendship to give advice and to receive it (Cicero - De amicitia)
  64. Et sequens - And following
  65. Et sic de caeteris - And so of the rest
  66. Et siluit terra in conspectu eius - And the earth was quiet before him (Latin Vulgate Bible - Book of Machabees 1,4 - in reference to Alexander the Great)
  67. Et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam meam - And upon this rock I will build My church - (Latin Vulgate Bible - Matthew 16, 18)
  68. Et Tamen Stellae - And however stars (Motto of the University of Playa Ancha, Chile)
  69. Et tu, Brute? - And you too Brutus? (Julius Caesar last words - also quoted as Tu quoque, fili mi! )
  70. Et verbum caro factum est et habitabit in nobis - And the word was made flesh (Latin Vulgate Bible - John 1,14)
  71. Et vice versa - And the other way around
  72. Et vitam impendere vero - To risk one's life for the truth (Juvenal Satirae IV)
  73. Etera desunt - The rest is wanting (Grammatical term - When something is missing)
  74. Eternus vigilantia - Eternal vigilance (Guilds' responsible for standing watch. Motto of the Clarion & Tabard)
  75. Etiam capillus unos suam habet umbram - Even a single hair casts its shadow. (Syrus Metamorphoses II)

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