Latin Phrases

Common Latin Terms

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ab extra
From without

ab initio
From the beginning

ab ovo
From the egg

ad finem
To the end/towards the end

ad hoc
For this purpose

alma mater
Kind mother (old students about their university)

anno domini
In the year of our lord

anno mundi
In the year of the world

ante meridiem
Before noon

aqua vitae
Water of life

bis
Twice

felo de se
A suicide

idem
The same.

id est
That is (abbreviated ‘i.e’ in English)

hic iacet
Here lies

post mortem
After death

sic
Yes.

tabula rasa
A blank tablet

ubique
Everywhere

vice versa
The terms being reversed

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