Latin Phrases and Quotes

  1. Brevis oratio et longa manducatio - Short speech and long meal
  2. Bruta fulmina et vana - Thunderbolts that strike blindly and in vain (Pliny the Elder - Naturalis Historia II)
  3. Caeca invidia est - Envy is blind (Livy)
  4. Caecis hoc clarum est - It is clear, even for the blind
  5. Caecum odium - Hate is blind
  6. Caecus amor prolis - The love for children is blind
  7. Caecus non iudicat de coloribus - The blind don't judge colors
  8. Caeli enarram glorian dei - The heavens proclaim the glory of Go
  9. Caelo tonantem credidimus iovem regnare - When we heard thunder, we though Jupiter reigned (Horace, Odes III)
  10. Caelum mihi lex - Heaven is my law (Inscribed in a sun dial)
  11. Caelum non animun mutant qui trans mare currunt - They who run across the sea change their sky, not their spirit
  12. Caelum stat, terra moveatur - Sky stands, earth moves
  13. Caesar decimae legioni indulgebat - Caesar was lenient with the tenth legion
  14. Caesar misit legatos qui nuntiarent hoc consilium - Caesar sent ambassadors to announce this determination
  15. Caesar, non super grammaticos - Caesar, (you have) no (authority) over the grammarians
  16. Caesarem vehis, Caesarique fortunam - You carry Caesar and Caesar's fortune (Julius Caesar said this words on a stormy voyage across the Adriatic Sea to pirates who had kidnapped him. These pirates would ask for a reward of 20 bars of gold, but Cesar insisted that they charged 50 for him. After Caesar was released, Caesar and his troops captured these pirates and crucified them - It was said to a Captain attempting to bring Caesar (in disguise) back to Italia, in search of Marcus Antonius and the bulk of Caesar's army. Not Pirates... He told them "I will return & crucify you all.." - Thank you: S. Scott Fain
  17. Caetera desideratum - The rest is wished
  18. Caetera desunt - The rest is wanting
  19. Calamitas nulla sola - Misfortune does not come alone
  20. Calamo currente - With a running pen (Without thinking - Excuse for an errata)
  21. Calumniare est falsa crimina intendere - Slander is a false crime charge (Legal term)
  22. Calvus turpis nihil compton - Nothing more despicable than a bald-man who pretends to have hair
  23. Campi partitio - Distribution of land
  24. Campus - Field (Academic term - University grounds)
  25. Candide et constanter - Honest and consistent
  26. Canis Canem Edit - Dog eat dog
  27. Canis domi ferocissimus - The dog in his home is very fierce
  28. Canis et Coluber - Dog and Adder). Leo XII (1823-1829) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  29. Canis habet oculos, cor cervi - The eyes of a dog, the heart of a deer.
  30. Canis maior - Greater dog (Alpha dog - Name of a constellation)
  31. Canis meus id comedit - My dog ate it (Excuse to what happen to your homework)
  32. Canis Minor - Lesser Dog (Name of a constellation)
  33. Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet - A timid dog barks more fiercely than he bites (Curtis Rufus, De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni VII)
  34. Canonicus ex Latere - A Canon From the Lateran (Pope Honorius III (1216-1227) motto, according to Saint Malachy prophecies)
  35. Canta et ambula - Sing and walk
  36. Cantabridgienses - Student of the Cambridge University
  37. Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra - The Cadiz tribe, not used to bearing our yoke (Horace - Odes II, 6)
  38. Canticum - Song (Musical accompaniment, in Roman Theater, to an easily distinguished lyrical vocal part)
  39. Canticum Simeonis - Song to Simon (Clasical song performed by Domenico Puccini)
  40. Cantilenam eandem canis - Singing the same song
  41. Cantus est cum laude Dei - It is a song with praise of God
  42. Capitis deminutio - Lowering of status (Legal term - Civil death: Lose of liberty, citizenship or family ties)
  43. Caput ieiunii - Beginning of the fast (Ecclesiastical term - Ash Wednesday)
  44. Cardinalis in pectore - Cardinal in the breast (Ecclesiastical term - The pope keeps it a secret until he wishes to announce it)
  45. Caritas Christi urget nos - The charity of Christ urges us (Motto of several nun congregations)
  46. Caritate et benevolentia oportet esse, non armis - It should be in affection and kindness, not by arms (Thank you: Christina )
  47. Caritate Patriae - Love for country (Cicero)
  48. Carmina coelo possunt deducere lunam - The magic words can bring the moon from heaven to earth (Virgil)
  49. Carmina non dant panem - Songs do not give bread (Songs will not feed you)
  50. CAro DAta VERmibus - Flesh given to the worms (Some people claim that this is the etymology of cadaver according to Saint Isidore)
  51. Caro putridas es - You're dead meat
  52. Caro roborat, pisces vero sunt parvi alimenti - The meat nourishes, but the fish are really of little food
  53. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero - Capture the day, put minimum trust on tomorrow (Horace - Odes I, 11 - Seize the day, don't let it go without taking advantage of it - Don't waste the opportunity)
  54. Carpe noctem - Seize the night (Party!!! compare with Carpe Diem)
  55. Carpent tua poma nepotes - Your descendants will pick your fruit (Virgil - Motto of Monteria, Colombia)
  56. Caseus et panis sunt optima fercula sanis - Bread and cheese is the optimum food for healthy people
  57. Caseus ille sanus quem dat avara manus - Cheese is healthy when given with a sparing hand
  58. Castigat ridendo mores - Punish customs through humo
  59. Castigo corpus meum - I punish my body (Ecclesiastical term - A self-punishing practice to cleanse sin)
  60. Casu consulto - Accidentally on purpose
  61. Casus belli - Cause of war (Diplomatic term - Reason to start a war)
  62. Casus federis - Federal Case (Diplomatic term)
  63. Casus fortuitus a mora excusat - Fortuitous events should excuse a party (Legal term)
  64. Catapultam habeo - I have a catapul
  65. Causa causae est causa causati - The cause of the cause is the cause of the effect (Legal term)
  66. Causa causarum miserere mei - Cause of causes have mercy on me (Cicero)
  67. Causa criminalis non praeiudicat civile - A criminal case predicate the civil case (Legal term)
  68. Causa iudicata individua est - A judged matter is indivisible (Legal term)
  69. Causa mortis - Caused by death (Legal term)
  70. Causa petendi - Alleged cause (Legal term)
  71. Cava solans aegrum testudine amorem - Comforting with his loving zither
  72. Cave Canem - Beware of the do
  73. Cave, cave, Deus videt! - Beware, beware, God sees! (Ecclesiastical term)
  74. Cave ne ante ullas catapultas ambules - Be careful when walking in front of the catapults
  75. Cave ne cadas - Beware of falling (Falling from a high social position)

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