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1

Give the English for the Latin phrase cacoëthes loquendi.

English: compulsive talking

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2

Give the English for the Latin phrase beati pacifici.

English: blessed are the peacemakers -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase de mortuis nihil nisi bonum.

English: speak kindly of the dead -- Fun Fact:

4

Give the English for the Latin phrase anno regni.

English: in the year if the reign -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase Fiat iustitia ruat caelum.

English: Let justice be done though the heavens fall -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ad vitam aut culpam.

English: for life or until a misdeed -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase Facile princeps.

English: Number one -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase Fugit hora.

English: Time flies -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase bis repetita placent.

English: a little originality, please -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase audi alteram partem.

English: there are two sides to every question -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ad nauseam.

English: to the point of (causing) nausea

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ad referendum.

English: for further consideration -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase confiteor.

English: I confess -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.

English: Fortunate is he who has been able to learn the causes of things -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase a vinculo matrimonii.

English: an absolute divorce -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos.

English: when you’re successful, everyone wants to be your friend -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase codex.

English: a manuscript parchment; a code of laws -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ab ovo usque ad mala.

English: from start to finish

Fun Fact: A colorful Roman phrase reminiscent of our own "from soup to nuts," since it is literally translated as "from the egg to the apples," but with a meaning that is quite different. "From soup to nuts" refers to completeness, for example, of a multicourse dinner or a Sears Roebuck catalogue. ab ovo usque ad mala, by contrast, means "from start to finish." The expression derives from the fact that Roman dinners often began with eggs and ended with fruit. "Your plan was inadequate ab ovo usque ad mala and had no chance for success."

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ad astra per aspera.

English: to the stars through difficulties

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Give the English for the Latin phrase dux femina facti.

English: cherchez la femme -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ad captandum vulgus.

English: in order to win over the masses

Fun Fact: Actions taken ad captandum vulgus are intended to please the commpn people. The implication is that such actions may not be in the best interest of society, but are intended only to achieve popularity. Politicians campaigning for office, for example, are wont to promise reforms ad captandum vulgus and never give a thought to accomplishing them.

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Give the English for the Latin phrase ab intra.

English: from within

Fun Fact: The insider’s role is played out ab intra. "The only hope for reform of an institution is through effort expended ab intra."

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Give the English for the Latin phrase editio princeps.

English: first edition -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase amor.

English: love -- Fun Fact:

25

Give the English for the Latin phrase arbiter elegantiae.

English: an authority in matters of taste -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase excudit.

English: made by -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase et hoc genus omne.

English: and all that sort -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase disiecta membra.

English: fragments -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase alter ego.

English: bosom pal -- Fun Fact:

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Give the English for the Latin phrase exeat.

English: permission to be absent -- Fun Fact: