Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 40 - 13-Letter Latin Phrases

While we were all counting letters a few weeks ago to find 13 13-letter words and phrases, we also came up with a few common (and some not so common, but nevertheless, useful) Latin Phrases composed of 13 letters. See if you can work a few of these into your conversations this week.
1. Semper fidelis -
Always faithful - the motto of the United States Marines

2. Semper paratus - Always prepared - something we should always be - especially scouts!

3. Adeste Fideles - Be present, faithful ones - We know this one from the Christmas Carol, "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful".

4. Veritas vincit - Truth conquers

5. Summa cum laude - With highest honor.

6. Magna cum Laude - with great honor - just a small step down the honor scale.

7. Nulli secundus - Second to none - a worthy goal for any endeavor

8. Obesa cantavit - The fat lady has sung (it's all over)

9. Cogito ergo sum -
I thnk, therefore I am.

10. Si vis amari, ama -
If you wish to be loved, love. (Seneca)

11. Ubi mel ibi apes -
Where honey, there bees, (if you want support, you must offer something in return)

12. E pluribus unum - One from many (adopted in 1782 to appear on the Great Seal of the United States, representing the unity of the original 13 colonies)

13. Ad multos annos - To many years!, i.e. Many happy returns! - And until next week, ad multos annos to each of you, my dear readers!

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