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Latin Phrases nota bene - "Note well" "N.B." percent - "over 100" Per diem - "by the day, a daily fee" ante meridiem - "before noon" "a.m." post meridiem - "after noon" "p.m." requiescat in pace - "Rest in Peace" "R.I.P." vice versa - "changed and turned about" per capita - "by heads" in camera - "in a chamber, in private" ex libris - "from the library of" E Pluribus Unum - "one from many" mea culpa - "the blame is mine" quid fit? - "what's happening?" labra lege - "read my lips" abeo" - "I'm out of here" quod erat demonstrandum - "was demonstrated" "Q.E.D." ad infinitum - “to infinity,” a process is to be carried out endlessly. a fortiori - “With stronger reason.” a posteriori - “From effect to cause.” from evidence or reasoning. a priori - evident by logic alone from what is already known. exempli gratia - “For example.” ‘e.g.’ id est - “that is.” ‘i.e.’ ipso facto -“by that very fact.” nota bene - “note well.” ‘n.b.’, “take note of this.” per impossibile - “As is impossible.” cannot be true. quod erat demonstrandum - "QED" “What has been proved.” quod erat faciendum - “That which was to have been shown.” "QEF" ab initio - "From the beginning." accessit - "Honorable mention." ad hoc - "For the immediate purpose." ad hominem - “To the man.” Attack person and not arguments. ad nauseam - Goes on so long you become sick of it. alma mater - The university or college which granted your degree. alumnus/alumna - A former grad of a university or college. anno domini - AD “In the year of Our Lord.” bona fide - “In good faith.” Establishing one’s credentials. carpe diem - “Seize the day.” Live in the now, not waste time. circa - "Approximately" Used with dates circa 400 AD. confer - “Compare.” "cf" Compare with the one referred to. cum laude - “With praise.” With exceptional academic standing. de facto - “In reality.” The reality is as indicated here. de jure - “In law.” Contrast to de facto. dixi - “I have spoken.” That settles it. emeritus/emerita - Served and retired honorably. ergo -Therefore. erratum/errata - “error/errors,” Corrections for minor errors in text. et al. - “and others.” An unstated list of contributing authors. et cetera - "And so forth." ex post facto - “From what is done afterward.” ibidem - “In the same place.” The reference is as before. in re - “In regards to.” When only "re", it means “regarding.” inter alia - "Among other things". in toto - " in its entirely". in vacuo - “in a vacuum.” “in the absence of other conditions.” magna cum laude - "With great praise". modus operandi Manner or method of work or professional habits. mutatis mutandis - With necessary changes. non sequitur - “Not following.” A conclusion that does not clearly follow. per se - “In and of itself.” post hoc, ergo propter hoc - “After, thus because of.” A fallacy in reasoning. post scriptum - “Written after.” A footnote to a main text with p.s. prima facie - “On its face.” Conclusion is not necessarily proved. pro forma - “For form’s sake.” For proper appearance. qua - “In the capacity of.” quod vide - "q.v.' This is to direct the reader to a reference. sine qua non - “That without which nothing.” An essential condition. summa cum laude - With greatest praise. tabula rasa - “Blank Slate.” A person without prejudices. verbatim - "Word-for-word" A precise transmission of text. videlicet - "viz." “namely.” Nescio quid dicas - I don't know what you're talking about Nemo hic adest illius nominis - There is no one here by that name Ita erat quando hic adveni. - It was that way when I got here Noli me vocate. Ego te vocabo. - Don't call me. I'll call you. Canis meus id comedit - My dog ate it Die dulci freure - Have a nice day Fac ut vivas - Get a life Quo signo nata es? - What's your sign? Magister mundi sum! - I am the master of the universe! Radix lecti - Couch potato Cogito ergo sum - I think, therefore I am Perscriptio in manibus tabellariorum est - The check is in the mail Non illigitamus carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down Nonne macescis? - Have you lost weight? Minime senuisti! - You haven't aged a bit! Id tibi praebet speciem lepidissimam! - It looks great on you! Heus, hic nos omnes in agmine sunt! - Hey, we're all in line here! Mihi ignosce - Excuse me Credo me insequentem esse - I believe I'm next Quid agis, medice? - What's up, Doc? Fac ut gaudeam - Make my day Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem! - The devil made me do it!



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