Common latin phrases in Latino sine Flexione: C-D

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Here are some more phrases converted from Latin into Latino sine flexione, from Wikipedia's list of Latin phrases. Phrases from A-B can be seen here.

LatinLatino sine flexione / Interlingua
canis canem edit
cane ede cane
dog eats dog (every man for himself)
carpe diem
carpe die
seize the day
claves Sancti Petri
claves de Sancto Petro
the keys of Saint Peter (symbol of the papacy)
concordia salus
salute per concordia
salvation/well-being through harmony (motto of the city of Montreal)
condemnant quod non intellegunt
illos condemne quod illos non intellige
they condemn what/because they do not understand
contemptus saeculi
contempto de saeculos
scorn for the times (despising the secular world)
contra legem
contra lege
against the law
cor ad cor loquitur
corde loque ad corde
heart speaks to heart (from Augustine's Confessions, referring to a prescribed method of prayer: having a "heart to heart" with God)
Corpus Christi
Corpore de Christo
body of Christ
Credo in Unum Deum
Me crede in Uno Deo
I believe in One God (Nicene Creed, Apostles' Creed)
curriculum vitae
curriculo de vita
course of life (resumé)
da mihi factum, dabo tihi ius
da ad me facto, me da ad tu jure
give me the facts, I'll give you the law (legal principle based on Roman law; parties should present the facts of a case while the judge rules on the law.)
deliriant isti Romani
es deliro, isto Romanos
They are mad, these Romans! (from Asterix - ils sont fous, ces romains! <-- a translation from the French might be better as illos es deliro, ce Romanos!)
Dominus illuminatio mea
Domino es meo illuminatione
the Lord is my light (motto of the University of Oxford)
draco dormiens nunquam titillandus
nunquam titilla dracone dorminte
a sleeping dragon is never to be tickled (Motto of the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter series)
dux bellorum
duce de bellos
war leader


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