Latin Phrases and Quotes

  1. Ego sum rex Romanus et super grammaticam - I am the Roman king and am above the grammarians (Sigismund I)
  2. Ego sum via, veritas et vita - I am the way, the truth and Life (Latin Vulgate Bible - John 14,6 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  3. Ego te absolvo - I absolve (Ecclesiastical term)
  4. Ego tibi semper gratus ero - I will always be pleasant to you
  5. Egregie dicta circa eundem sensum tria - Three egregious said on the same subject (Cicero - De senectute)
  6. Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat - The burden of proof rests on who asserts, not on who denies (Legal term - Julius Paulus Digest 22,3,2)
  7. Eis qui sine peccato est vestrum primus in illam lapidem mittat - He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her (Latin Vulgate Bible - John 8, 7 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  8. Eius in obitu nostro prae muniamur - So His presence protect us at the time of death (Ecclesiastical term - Motto written on the cross of San Benito Abad)
  9. Eiusdem farinae - Of the same flour (Birds of a feather)
  10. 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)
  11. Elementis regamus proelium - Let us rule the battle by means of the elements ( Thank you: James )
  12. Emeritus - By merit (Someone who has honorably served his/her time)
  13. Emitte lucem et veritatem - Emit light and truth (Motto of Kendall College in Evanston, IL)
  14. Emptio spei - Sale of hope
  15. Emptio venditio - Contract of sale (Legal term)
  16. Ense et aratro - With sword and plow. (Soldier and farmer)
  17. Ensis Laurentii - The Sword of Laurence (Pope Gregory VIII (1187) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  18. 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)
  19. Eo ipso - By that fact itself (Philosophical term - By that fact alone)
  20. Epicuri de grege porcus - Pig of Epicurus's herd (Material pleasures)
  21. Episcopus in partibus - Bishop in part (Ecclesiastical term - Titular Bishop who does not have jurisdiction)
  22. Epistola excusatoria - A letter of excuse (Legal term)
  23. Epistula non erubescit - A letter does not blush (Cicero - Love letter or letter of apology)
  24. 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)
  25. 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)
  26. 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)
  27. Era Christiana - Christian Era (Often abbreviated as EC)
  28. Eram quod es, eris quod sum - I was what you are, you will be what I am (Horace, Carmina XI - Engraved in Gravestones)
  29. Erat hiems summa - It was the very depth of winter (Cicero - In Verrem II)
  30. Erga omnes - In front of all (Legal term)
  31. Ergo - Therefore (Philosophical term used in logic)
  32. Ergo breue praeceptum tibi praecipitur, dilige, et quod uis fac: siue taceas, dilectione taceas; siue clames, dilectione clames; siue emendes, dilectione emendes; siue parcas, dilectione parcas: radix sit intus dilectionis, non potest de ista radice nisi bonum existere - Therefore, a short precept: Love and do what you want; if you shut up, do it for love; if you scream, also do it for love; if you correct, also for love; If you abstain, do it for love. Let the root of love be within you and let nothing can come out unless it is good (St. Augustine - Love and do what you want - Homily VII, paragraph 8)
  33. Ergo glu capiuntur aves - Therefore birds are caught with glue
  34. 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 )
  35. Errando, corrigitur error - Making a mistake, you fix the error (You learn by your mistakes)
  36. Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum - To err is human, to persist in it, is diabolical (Seneca)
  37. Errare humanum est sed in errore perseverare dementia - To err is human, but to insist on the error is crazy
  38. Errata - Error (Grammatical term - Refers to corrections added after the book is published)
  39. Error communis facit ius - The law creates a common mistake. (Legal term)
  40. Error in iudicando - Judicial Error (Legal term)
  41. Error in procedendo - Error in the proceedings (Legal term)
  42. Erudio Procul Imperium - I educate the empire from afar. (Philosophical term)
  43. Esse est percipi - To be is to be perceived (Philosophical term - Principle developed by the Irish philosopher George Berkeley (1685-1753)
  44. Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut edas - Eat to Live, Do not live to eat (Cicero)
  45. Esse quam videri - To be, rather than to see
  46. Esse quam videri bonus malebat - He preferred to be good rather than to merely seem good (Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
  47. Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem - Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily (William of Ockham, 1280-1349)
  48. Est idoneum bello - It is suitable for war
  49. Est modus in rebus - There is a middle ground in things (Horace Satires)
  50. Est oppidum in Hispania quod Carthago Nova appellatur - There is a population in Spain is called New Carthage
  51. Est quaedam flere voluptas - There's a kind of pleasure in crying
  52. Est unusquisque faber ipsae suae fortunae - Each and every person is the maker of his own fortune
  53. Esto brevis et placebis - Be brief and you will be pleasant
  54. Esto vir - Be a man
  55. 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 (if women authors), or Et allii abbreviated as et al.)
  56. Et alii, et alia - And other men and women (Grammatical term - refer to Et Alii)
  57. Et aliter - And otherwise
  58. Et campos ubi Troia fuit - And the fields where was Troy (Virgil - Aeneid<\i> III)
  59. Et cetera - And the Rest (Grammatical term - Sometimes spelled as Et Coetera or Et Cútera abbreviated as etc.)
  60. Et cum spiritu tuo - And with your spirit (Ecclesiastical term - Thank you: Hans-Joachim Baumann )
  61. Et custodivit quasi pupillam oculi sui - And he kept it, as the apple of his eye (Love phrase - denoting the best care possible)
  62. Et dissipentur inimicie ejus, et fugiant a facie ejus - Disband its enemies and have them flee from his face (Motto of RCLAC - Light Armoured Cavalry Regiment Farnesio 12 )
  63. 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)
  64. 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 (Latin Vulgate Bible - Matthew 5,40 - Phrase of Jesus)
  65. 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)
  66. Et in Arcadia ego - And I in Arcadia (Appears in Renaissance paintings such as Nicolas Poussin's (1594Ė1665) "The Arcadian Shepherds")
  67. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis - And peace to men of good will on earth (Latin Vulgate Bible, Luke 2, 14 - Used in Christmas cards)
  68. Et ita porro - And so on
  69. 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)
  70. Et iudicem quis iudicavit? - And the judge, who will judge him? (Legal term - In an alleged miscarriage of justice)
  71. Et lassata viris, sed non satiata recessit - Ardent still, she retired, fatigued, but not satisfied (Juvenal, Satirae VI, 128)
  72. 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)
  73. Et milia passuum tria ab eorum castris castra ponit - And set up camp three miles from them (Julius Caesar - Bello Gallico )
  74. 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)
  75. Et sequens - And following

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