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Latinisms & Latin Phrases Aurora-Cristina  Constantinescu Aurora Cristina Constantinescu Latinisms & Latin Phrase
Laborare pugnare parati sumus <ul><li>To work, (or) to fight; we are ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Motto of the California Mari...
Lex Rex <ul><li>The law (is) king. </li></ul><ul><li>A principle of government advocating a rule by law rather than by men...
A capite ad calcem <ul><li>From head to heel. </li></ul><ul><li>From top to bottom; all the way through. Equally a pedibus...
Radix malorum est cupidita s <ul><li>He root of evils is desire. </li></ul><ul><li>Or &quot;greed is the root of all evil&...
Mea culpa <ul><li>My fault. </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Christian prayers and confession to denote the inherently flawed nat...
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  1. 1. Latinisms & Latin Phrases Aurora-Cristina Constantinescu Aurora Cristina Constantinescu Latinisms & Latin Phrase
  2. 2. Laborare pugnare parati sumus <ul><li>To work, (or) to fight; we are ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Motto of the California Maritime Academy. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lex Rex <ul><li>The law (is) king. </li></ul><ul><li>A principle of government advocating a rule by law rather than by men. The phrase originated as a double entendre in the title of Samuel Rutherford's controversial book Lex, Rex (1644), which espoused a theory of limited government and constitutionalism . </li></ul>
  4. 4. A capite ad calcem <ul><li>From head to heel. </li></ul><ul><li>From top to bottom; all the way through. Equally a pedibus usque ad caput </li></ul>
  5. 5. Radix malorum est cupidita s <ul><li>He root of evils is desire. </li></ul><ul><li>Or &quot;greed is the root of all evil&quot;. Theme of the Pardoner's Tale from The Canterbury Tales. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mea culpa <ul><li>My fault. </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Christian prayers and confession to denote the inherently flawed nature of mankind. Can also be extended to mea maxima culpa (my greatest fault). Analogous to the nonstandard modern English slang &quot;my bad&quot;. </li></ul>

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