[Owl] Lesson 6

The first dictionaries and grammars used in Britain
were designed to teach Latin to native speakers of Irish Gaelic and English
and for centuries the word "grammar" meant "Latin grammar."

Lynn M. Berk
(author of "English Syntax, from word to discourse")

Maxim 41-50
Finis coronat opus.
The ending crowns the work. (N/A. Cf. exitus acta probat.)

Carpe diem!
Seize the day! (Horace, Carmina)

Omnium rerum principia parva sunt.
Everything has a small beginning. (Cicero, De finibus)

S.P.Q.R. (Senatus Populusque Romanus)
The senate and the Roman people (Abbreviation used on banners and such in ancient Rome to show the world the unity between the Roman people and its rulers. Still officially used in Rome.)

Sic transit gloria mundi.
Thus departs the glory of the world. (Words said when a newly elected pope entered St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.)

Bis dat qui cito dat.
He gives twice, who gives promptly. (Publilius Syrus)

Consuetudo quasi altera natura.
Habit is our second nature. (Cicero, De finibus)

Numquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. (N/A)

Saepe tacens vocem verbaque vultus habet.
Often a silent face has voice and words. (N/A)

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