Latin Quotes, Phrases & Sayings

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Latin, the language of the ancient Roman Empire is an integral part of the English language, many of our most commonly used words and phrases are derived, partially or entirely from Latin.
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    A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper  -  A boar is often held by a not-so-large dog. (Ovid)
    A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi  -  A precipice in front, wolves behind. (Between a rock and a hard place.)
    Ab asino lanam  -  Like getting wool from an ass. (Blood from a stone.)
    Ab imo pectore  -  From the bottom of the chest. (From the heart.) (Julius Caesar)
    Ab ove maiori discit arare minor  -  From the older ox the younger learns to plow.
    Ab ovo usque ad mala  -  From the egg right to the apple. (From the beginning to the end.) (Horace)
    Abyssus abyssum invocat  -  Hell calls hell. (One wrong doing causes another.)
    Acta est fabula  -  The drama has been acted out. (Augustus)
    Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora  -  Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow. (A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.)
    Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit  -  Add a little to a little and there will be a great heap. (Ovid)
    Adversus solem ne loquitor  -  Don't speak against the sun. (Don't waste your time arguing the obvious.)
    Aegrescit medendo  -  The disease worsens with treatment. (The remedy is worse than the disease.) (Virgil)