Thursday, 1 December 2016

Latin

In my work I see a lot of Latin words where they could use a perfectly good Dutch word for it. There are some Latin expressions however, that survived time better, and have become expressions everybody knows or should know. These are some of them:



14 comments:

  1. I took two very painful years of Latin in high school, so I was aware of most of these. hugs abby

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    1. Bringing painful memories?
      Ah, well submissive - pain, it's a common combination.

      Han

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  2. Took Latin in grade school and then had law classes in college...between the two, I remember most of these. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Yes, they are in the top ten of the dead language.
      Just a reminder in that case, Cat.

      Han

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  3. My son is taking Latin this year in high school, I better check and make sure he is learning all of this.

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    1. I'm sure he does, as I am sure you knew nine out of ten of this list, Blonde.

      Han

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  4. I had latin too, one year at high school .
    Thank you for these small expressions.

    Mona Lisa

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    1. All scholar students on my blog! Never had a Latin class in my life, SMile.

      Han

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  5. In addition to the phrases you mentioned, et cetera is another along with veni, vidi, vici and eram, eras erat, is the sum total of what I remember from two years of Latin - thousands of years ago.

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    1. I'm sure there's nothing wrong with your memories, Leigh, Grin.

      Ego vobis valedico,
      Han

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    2. Bonam fortunam.

      I was raised Catholic during the time when Latin was used, so I actually know more but... Et cum spiritu tuo.

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    3. Never thought of you as a good Catholic girl somehow. My shortcoming, no doubt.

      bonum puella,
      Han

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    4. I said I was raised Catholic - never said anything about being a good Catholic girl - must read between the lines lol. I'm sure as far as Catholicism is concerned, I'm more lasciva puella than bonum puella.

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    5. SMile, I stand corrected.. But at least you do remember some Latin words, and that is more than most people can say!

      Han

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