Friday, September 4, 2015

Latin LOLCat: A House Without Books

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The word for house here, aedes, is the same root as in the English word "edifice." You can read more about that etymology here. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Aedes sine libris similis corpori sine spiritu.

A house without books is like a body without a soul.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Latin LOLCat: The Stars

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin word for stars, astra (singular: aster; compare Greek astron), has the same root that you see in astronomy, astrology, asteroid, etc. Even "asterisk" comes from this same root! If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Ad astra!

To the stars!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Love Your Friend

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The words are from the Biblical book of Leviticus. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Diliges amicum tuum sicut teipsum.

You should love your friend as yourself.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Fear

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Timendi causa est nescire.

Ignorance is the cause of fear.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Greater and Lesser

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Maiori cede, sed non contemne minorem!

Yield to the greater, but scorn not the lesser!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Force

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin word ius is related to our word "justice." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Contra vim non valet ius.

Justice is powerless against force.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Peace

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin rhymes: tace-pace. This means you can safely bet that it is a medieval Latin proverb; the ancient Romans were not fond of rhyme. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace.

Listen, look and be silent if you wish to live in peace.


Latin LOLCat: Wild Beasts

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. This Latin word fera is related to our English word "feral" as in feral cats. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Fera feram novit.

One wild beast knows another.