rara avis- a rare bird
lapsus alumni- error made
dies irae- the Day of Wrath, or Judgment Day
sub rosa- under the rose (i.e. confidentially)
ex cathedra- with authority
Fiat lux. Let there be light (Vulgate Genesis)
Qui tacet consentit. He who is silent agrees.
Fides Punica. Treachery (Livy)
Quid Novi. What's New?
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium. There is no free lunch!
Homo homini lupus. A man to a man is like a wolf
Hic puer est stultissimus omnium! This boy is the stupidest of all!
O di immortales! Good heavens! (uttered by Cicero on the Senate floor.)
Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.(Vergil, Aeneid II.49) Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bearing gifts.
Quidquid id est timeo puellas et oscula dantes. Whatever it is, I fear the girls, even when they kiss.
Venienti occurrite morbo.(Persius, Satires) Meet the misfortune as it comes.
Forsan miseros meliora sequentur.(Virgil) For those in misery perhaps better things will follow.
Multi famam, conscientiam pauci verentur.(Pliny) Many fear their reputation, few their conscience.
Gaudeamus igitur (iuvenes dum sumus). Therefore, let us rejoice (while we are young)
infra dignitatem. undignified (beneath (our) dignity).
lapsus calumni. A slip of the pen
mirabile dictu. Wonderful to say
E Pluribus Unum. One from many
post proelia praemia. After the battles come the rewards
"qualis pater talis filius." (As is the father, so is the son; like father, like son)
"Semper Ubi Sub Ubi" (always wear underwear (This is actually a joke told among students of Latin. It is an incorrect usage ("ubi" really means "where" not "wear") begging a strict translation into English.))
Maxima debetur puero reverentia. We owe the greatest respect to a child.
Uva Uvam Vivendo Varia Fit. Diverse grapes, through time, grow together.
"Alma Mater." (Old school (actual translation - nourishing mother) )
Ad hoc. For one reason
"Alter ego." ("Other 'I'" or "Other Self")
naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret You can drive nature out with a pitchfork but she always comes back. Literally, "Nature can be expelled with a fork, but nevertheless always returns"
Studium discendi voluntate quae cogi non potest constat (Quintilian Institutio Oratoria, iii) Study depends on the good will of the student, a quality which cannot be secured by compulsion.
Vacca foeda. (Stupid cow.)
Die dulci fruere. (Have a nice day.)
rara avis- a rare bird