Latin Terms & Abbreviations

Enjoy over 700 Latin terms and common Latin abbreviations with English translations to explore.
Abbreviations in writing is the practice of shortening a word or phrase. Abbreviations began to proliferate in the 19th century, to their almost invasive usage today.
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  1. Ab urbe condita. (AUC)  -  From the foundation of the city. (Rome's traditional date of foundation is 753BC.)
  2. Ad libitum. (ad lib)  -  At one's pleasure.
  3. Ad locum. (ad loc)  -  At the place. (A specific location.)
  4. Ad valorem. (Ad val)  -  According to the value.
  5. Aetatis. (ae., aet., aetat)  -  Of age, aged, at the age of. (As on portraits.)
  6. Alma Urbs. (AU)  -  Beloved City. (i.e., Rome.)
  7. Anima Quiescat In Christo. (AQIC)  -  May his (or her) Soul Repose in Christ.
  8. Anno. (an)  -  Year.
  9. Anno Domini. (AD)  -  In the year of the Lord.
  10. Anno Hegirae. (AH)  -  In the year of the Hegira. (Islamic calendar.)
  11. Anno Martis. (AM)  -  In the year of Mars. (Darian calendar.)
  12. Anno Mundi. (AM)  -  In the year of the world. (Jewish calendar.)
  13. Anno Regni. (AR)  -  In the year of the reign.
  14. Anno Reparatae Salutis. (ARS)  -  In the year of Our Redemption.
  15. Anno urbis conditae. (AUC)  -  From the year of the founding of the city. (Rome)
  16. Ante Christum. (AC)  -  Before Christ.
  17. Ante Christum Natum. (ACN)  -  Before the birth of Christ.
  18. Ante meridiem. (AM)  -  Before midday.
  19. Ante mortem. (AM)  -  Before death.
  20. Auditor Camerae. (AC)  -  Auditor of the Papal Treasury.
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