Latin Phrases and Quotes
Starting with phrase number 1021

  1. 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)
  2. Deus in nobis - God among us
  3. Deus, libertas Cultura - God, free Culture (Motto of Carabobo University in Valencia, Venezuela)
  4. 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)
  5. Deus me fecit - God made me
  6. 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)
  7. Deus nobis haec otia fecit - God has given us this tranquility (Georgia's Motto taken from Virgil's Eclogues I)
  8. Deus nos vis cum ni vis contra - God is on our side, no one can be against
  9. Deus praecipuus - First, God (then anything else)
  10. Deus qui fecit totum, benedicat cibum et potum - God who made it all, bless food and drink
  11. Deus quos erigit, dirigit - God elects who he directs
  12. Deus refugium nostrum et virtus - God is our refuge and strength (Episcopal motto of St. Pius X titular bishop of Milas in 1912 )
  13. Deus vult - God wills it (Motto of the First Crusade - 1095 war ordered by Pope Urban II against Muslims in Jerusalem)
  14. Diabole virtus in lumbas est - The devil's virtue is in his shrewdness
  15. Dialecticam inventam esse, ven et falsi quasi disceptatricem - Dialectic was invented to decide between the true and the false (Philosophical term - Cicero)
  16. Dialogus de oratoribus - Dialogue on Orators (A short book by Tacitus)
  17. Diania turba - The troop of Diana (Ovid, Fasti)
  18. Dicebamus hesterna die - As we were saying yesterday (Fray Luis de Leon, Spanish Writer 1527-1591)
  19. Dicente Scriptura Sancta - As Holy Scripture says
  20. 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)
  21. Dicitur Ciceronem fuisse optimum oratorem - It is said that Cicero was the best orato
  22. Dico ego, tu dicis, sed denique dixit et ille - I say it, you say it, and finally he says it
  23. Dictator Perpetuus - Dictator for Life
  24. Dictum - It is said (Legal term - Document that explains a principle, proposition, or opinion)
  25. Dictum, factum - Said and done
  26. Dido sola stratis incubat - Dido, alone, lays in her bed (Virgil - Aeneid)
  27. Die dulci fruere - Have a sweet day
  28. 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)
  29. Dies a quo, dies ad quem - Initial day, final day (Legal term - In reference to to deadlines)
  30. Dies ad quem - Last day (Legal Term - Day on which the period expires)
  31. Dies aliter visum - The gods see it differently
  32. Dies diem docet - Day teaches day (The education of a person is never complete)
  33. Dies dominicus - The day of the Lord (Sunday, when we are supposed to go to church)
  34. Dies illa, dies irae - (Terrible) that day, day of wrath (Requiem mass for the dead)
  35. Dies irae - Day of Wrath (Ecclesiastical term - Words beginning, and name a sequence that reads the requiems)
  36. Dies natali cristis - Day of Christ's birth
  37. Dies natali solis invicti - Day of birth of the unconquered god
  38. Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem - It is difficult suddenly to put aside a long-standing love (C. Valerius Catullus)
  39. Difficile est satiram non scribere - It is difficult not to write satire (Juevenal)
  40. 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)
  41. Difficiles nugae - Difficult trifles (Work that has little return on investment)
  42. Digitus dei est hic - God's finger is in this
  43. Dignitatis humanae - Human dignity
  44. Dii lanatos pedes habent - The gods have feet of wool (Petronius, Satyricon 44 - The gods are slow to act)
  45. Diis aliter visum - The gods see it differently
  46. Diis manibus - Sacred to the Manes (It is a dedication whose initials abound in pagan graves - abbreviated as D.M.)
  47. Diis manibus Sacrum - Dedicated to the Names gods (It is a dedication whose initials abound in pagan graves - Abbreviated as D.M.S.)
  48. Dimidium animae meae - Half of my soul (Philosophical term)
  49. Dimidium facti qui coepit habet - Half is done when the beginning is done (Horace)
  50. Dira necessitas - Cruel necessity (Horace)
  51. Directe ni indirecte - Directly unless indirectly (One way or the other)
  52. Disce aut discede - Learn or leave (Motto of schools in medieval times)
  53. Disce quasi semper victorus, vive quasi cras moriturus - Learn as though you will live forever, Live as though you will die tomorrow
  54. Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos - Having been warned, study justice and learn not to despise the gods (Virgil - Aeneid VI, 620)
  55. Disertissime Romuli nepotum - Most eloquent of the descendants of Romulus (Valerius Catullus, dedicated to Cicero)
  56. Dispositio a non domino - Disposition from the non-owner (Legal term - Disposition of property granted by a party who has no title)
  57. Dissertatio de Arte Combinatoria - Dissertation on the combinatorial art (Book by Gottfried Leibniz)
  58. Dissertatio de Casibus Perplexis - Dissertation on the perplexing cases (in law)
  59. Ditat Deus - God enriches (Motto of the State of Arizona)
  60. Dives in misericordia - On the Mercy of God (Encyclical letter written by Pope John Paul II)
  61. Dives toletana - Toledean Godess (Motto of Cathedral of Toledo, Spain)
  62. Divide et impera - Divide and Conquer (Julius Caesar)
  63. 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)
  64. Divitae bonum non sunt - Material wealth is not the one good (Seneca)
  65. Divortium aquarum - Separating of water (Water-parting)
  66. Divulgatio legis - Spreading of the law (Legal term)
  67. Dixi - I have spoken (Used to end a speech - Last word - That settles it)
  68. 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 )
  69. Do ut des - I give so that you may give
  70. Docendo discimus - We learn by teaching
  71. Docta ignorantia - On learned ignorance (Philosophical term - Title of a book by Nicolaus Cusanus)
  72. Doctor Ecclesiae - Doctor of the church
  73. Doctor honoris causa - Doctor by honor(Academic term - Honorary degree that universities give to famous people)
  74. Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam - Education sharpens the innate faculties
  75. Doctus cum libro - Learned with a book (Someone with lots of knowledge, but little real life experience)
  76. Dolo malo non videtur habere qui suo iure utitur - The one who exercises his right does not have bad intentions (Legal term - Domitius Ulpianus - Digest 43,29,3,2)
  77. Dolores capitis non fero. Eos do - I am not afraid of headaches, I give them
  78. Domine Iesu Christe, qui dixisti Apostolis tuis: Pacem relinquo vobis, pacem meam do vobis: ne respicias peccata nostra, sed fidem Ecclesiae tuae, eamque secundum voluntatem tuam pacificare et coadunare digneris. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum - O Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, look not on our sins, but the faith of your Church, and according to thy word grant us the peace and unity. You who live and reign for ever and ever
  79. Dominum et vivificantem - The Lord and Giver of Life (Encyclical letter written by Pope John Paul II)
  80. Dominus dedit, Dominus abstulit, sit nomen Domini benedictus - The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away. May the name of the Lord be praised. (Vulgate - Job 1, 21 - said by Job after he lost all his riches)
  81. Dominus est regit qui omnia - The Lord reigns over all (Thank you: Landia )
  82. Dominus illuminatio mea - The Lord is my light (Vulgate, Psalms 27, 1 - Motto of Oxford University)
  83. Dominus maris - Dominion of the sea (Motto of Chilean Navy)
  84. Dominus Noster - Our Lord (Often abbreviated as D.N.)
  85. Dominus Providebit - God will provide (Motto on the Swiss 5-franc coin)
  86. Dominus sit, mihi adjutor, et ego despietam inimicos meos - Be the Lord in my assistance, and I will disregard my enemies
  87. Dominus tecum - The Lord be with you (Ecclesiastical term)
  88. Dominus vobiscum - The Lord be with you (Ecclesiastical term)
  89. Domus aurea - Golden House
  90. Domus dei, porta caeli - The house of God is the door to heaven (Ecclesiastical term)
  91. Dona eis requiem aeternam, Domine - Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
  92. Dona Nobis Pacem - Grant us peace (Thank you: Sean Champagne )
  93. Donatio inter vivos - A donation among the living (Legal term - A gift)
  94. Donatio mortis causa - A donation due to death (Legal term - inheritance)
  95. Donec aliter provideatur - Until something else is provided (Legal term)
  96. Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos: Tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris - As long as you are fortunate, you will have many friends: if clouds appear, you will be alone (Ovid Tristia)
  97. Donec obvian iterum - Until we meet again
  98. Donec perficiam - I shall strive, until I shall achieve [my goal] (Motto of the Royal Catalan Guard)
  99. Draco Depressus - A Dragon Held Down (Pope Clement IV (1265-1268) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had an eagle holding a dragon by the talon)
  100. Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - Never tickle a sleeping dragon (Motto of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry, Harry Potter)

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