Friday, August 26, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Home

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: You can read more about the ancient advice to stay home in this blog post at Laudator Temporis Acti. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Domi manendum.

We should stay home.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Eyewitness

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Today's words warn us that while "seeing is believing," that does not always mean that what you see is really true! If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Ne crede oculis; falli possunt.

Don't believe your eyes; they can be fooled.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Latin LOLCat: What I Have Written

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The words are spoken by Pontius Pilate in the Gospel of John. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Quod scripsi, scripsi.

What I have written, I have written.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Lofty

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin word altus which you see here gives us the English word "altitude," for example More about the etymology here. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Alta pete.

Seek lofty things.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Latin LOLCat: More Boldly

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin words are from Vergil's Aeneid. Captain James Kirk may have gone forth boldly, but this kitteh is going for more boldly! The Latin comparative forms are often used like this to express intensity, i.e. "I will go forth very boldly indeed." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Audentior ibo.

I will go forth more boldly.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Blessed

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Note that the Latin rhymes: homo - domo. The Latin word beatus which you see here gives us the English word "beatitudes," a term used to refer to the famous sermon with the refrain "blessed are you" from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke; you can read more about that at Wikipedia. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Beatus ille homo qui vivit sua domo.

Blessed is he who lives in his own home.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Like mother, like daughter

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin word qualis which you see here gives us the English word "quality." More about the etymology here. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Qualis mater, talis et filia.

Like mother, like daughter also.