The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations: The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs and Sayings

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SELECTED ENGLISH-LATIN INDEX

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (fig.): ad præsens ova cras pullis sunt meliora
a blank slate: tabula rasa
a body without a soul: corpus sine pectore
a book worm: helluo librorum
a child of fortune: fortunæ filius
a city for sale and ripe for ruin: urbem venalem et mature perituram
a claw in the wound: unguis in ulcere
a common danger begets unity: commune periculum concordiam parit
a constant drip hollows a stone: stillicidi casus lapidem cavat
a daughter more beautiful than her beautiful mother: matre pulchra filia pulchrior
a dear mother: alma mater
a deceiver deals in generalities: dolosus versatur in generalibus
a delegate cannot delegate: delegatus non potest delegare
a delightful insanity: amabilis insania
a disorderly patient makes the physician cruel: crudelem medicum intemperans æger facit
a document does not blush: charta non erubescit
a dog cannot sing: canis a non canedo
a dog in the manger: canis in præsepi
a favor ought to be returned: gratiam referendam
a favorite son: fortunæ filius
a field becomes exhausted by constant tillage: continua messe senescit ager
a friend is half of one's soul: amicus animæ dimidium

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The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations: The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs and Sayings
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • References and Sources xv
  • Pronunciation Guide xvii
  • Latin Proverbs and Maxims 1
  • Latin Mottoes and Phrases 131
  • Familiar Latin Quotations 225
  • Abbreviations 335
  • Main Authors Cited 337
  • Selected English-Latin Index 341
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