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Y. B., or Yr. B. Year-Book.

Yd. Yard. — Yds. Yards.

Ye. The.

Ym. Them.

Yn. Then.

Yr. Your.

Yra. Yours. — Years.

Y3. This.

Yt. That.



Zech. Zechariah.
Zeph. Zephaniah.
Zobl. Zoology.



ic. {Et ccetera.) And the rest?
And so forth.

4to. duarto. — 8vo. Octavo. —
12mo. Duodecimo. — Ifimo.
Sexto-decimo. — 18mo. Octo-
decimo.



SIGNS.



<=!IGNS OF THE PLANETS.



(5 The Sun.


(f Mars.


$ Mercury.


g Vesta.


$ Venus.


5 Juno.


© The Earth.


$ Pallas.


• DOC The Moon.


5 Ceres.



T^ Jupiter.

\l Saturn.

^ Uranus.

tIJ Neptune.



SIGNS OF THE ASPECTS.



(3 Conjunction, i. e. in the same degree.

if. Sextile, 60 degrees.

D Quartile, 90 degrees.

A Trine, 120 degrees.

S Opposition, 180 degrees.

fj Dragon's Head, or ascending node.



y Dragon's Tail, or descending node.
D The Moon, in its first quarter.
O The Sun. O The full Moon.
T) or ^ The new Moon.
<[ The Moon, in its last quarter.
if A Star.



SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.



Spring
signs.


I'-




Aries, the Ram.
Taurus, the Bull.


u.


D


Gemini, the Twins.


Summer
■igns.


Vi.


a


Cancer, the Crab.
Leo, the Lion.


u.


w


Virgo, the Virgin.



Autumn
signs.



Winter
signs.



\ 9.
\ 12.



£^ Libra, the Balance,

m Scorpio, the Scorpion.

f Sagittarius, the Archer.

1^ Capricomus, the Goat.

:x Aquarius, the Waterman

>€ Pisces, the Fishes.



MISCELLANEOUS SIGNS.



Jl^ An index.

IT A paragraph.

5 A section.

.' Interrogation ; query.

/\ Caret, is wanting.

= Equal to.

— Minus, less, or take away.

-\- Plus, or add.

-—■ Divided by.

X Multiplied by.

X The unknown quantity required.



v* Root of.

' Minutes.

" Seconds,

o Degrees.

^ By the.

$ Dollars.

£ Pounds sterling.

§ Ounces ; §j, one ounce.

5 Drams. 5iij Three drama.

9 Scruples.



464



COLLECTIOi\ OP PHRASES AND QUOTATIONS



FROM THE



LATIN, FEENCH, ITALIAN, AND SPANISH LANGUAGES.



N. B. A considerable number of such words and phrases, from foreign languages, as are often found
in English books, have been inserted in the general vocabulary of this Dictionary, printed in Italic letters
in order to distinguish them from proper English words. Such foreign words and phrases as may be found
in the general vocabulary are not often here repeated.



Abbreviations.— L. Latin; Gr. Greek; It. Italian; Fr. French; Sp. Spanish.



Sb aetu ad posse valet consecutio. [L.] It is fair to

argue from what has been, to what may be.
j36 alio expectes, alter i quod feceris. [L.] Espect to

be treated as you have treated others.
Abandon fait larron. [Fr.] Opportunity makes the

thief.
A barbe defol, on apprend d raire. [Fr.] Men learn

to shave on a fool's beard.
Abattoir. [Fr.] A public slaughter-house for cattle.
A beau jeu beau retour. [Fr.] One good turn de-
serves another.
A beau se lever tard qui a bruit de se lever matin,

[Fr.] He whose name is up may lie abed.
Ab extra. [L.] From without.
Ab hoc et ab hoc. [L.] From this and from that ;

confusedly.
Ab inconvenienti. [L.] From the inconvenience of

it.
Ab incunabulis. [L.] From the cradle.
A bis et a blanc. [Fr.] From brown bread to white ;

by fits and starts.
Abnormis sapiens. [L.] Wise without schooling.
A bon chat, bon rat. [Fr.] To a good cat, a good
rat : well-matched ; well-attacked ; well-de-
fended. Also, Set a tliief to catch a thief.
Abondance de bien ne nuit pas. [Fr.] Never too

much of a good thing.
A bon demandeur bon refuseur. [Fr.] Inordinate

demands should meet with sturdy denials.
A bon marche. [Fr J A good bargain ; cheap.
Ab origine. [L.'] From the origin.
«9ft ovo. [L.J From the egg.
Ab Olio usque ad mala. [L.] From egg to apples ,

from beginning to end.
AbreuBoir de mouches. [Fr.] A drinking-place for

flies.
Absence d'esprit. [Fr.] Absence of mind.
Absente rco. [L.J While the defendant was ab-
sent.
Absit invidia. [L.] Envy apart.
Msque ullrl conditione. [L.] Unconditionally.
Abundat dulcibus vitiis. [L.] He abounds in pleas-
ing faults.
Ab una disce omnea. [L.] From one specimen, judge

of all the rest.
Ab urbe condith. [L.] From the building of the

city, i. e. Rome.
Abusus nun tollit usum. [L.] Abuse is no argument

against proper use.
A capite ad calcem. [L.] From head to heel.
A casa (or ad area) aperta il giusto pecca. [It.] At
an open house, (pr chest, a righteous man may
sin : avoid temptation.
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A causa persa parole assai. [It.] When the cause
is lost, words are useless.

Accedas ad curiam. [L.] "You may come into
court " : an original writ.

Accessit. [L.] " He came nearly up to " ; a testi-
monial to one second in merit.

Accoucheuse. [Fr.] A midwife.

Accusare nemo se debeL [L.] No one is bound to
criminate himself.

Acerrima proiimorum odia. [L.] The hatred of the
nearest relations is the most bitter.

Acerta errando. [Sp.] He blunders into the right.

A chaque saint sa chandelle. [Fr.] To each saint his
candle.

A compte. [Fr.] On account ; in part payment.

A corps perdu. [Fr.] Headlong ; neck or nothing.

A coups de baton. [Fr.] With blows of a stick.

Acquit. [Fr.] Receipt. Pour acquit. [Fr.] Re-
ceived payuient.

Acribus initlis, incurioso fine. [L.] With eager be-
ginnings, but negligent ending.

A cruce salus. [L.] Salvation is from the cross.

Acti labor es jucundL [L.J Past toils are pleas-
ant.

Actionnaire. [Fr.] Shareholder; stockholder.

Actum est de republic^. [L.] It is all over with the
commonwealth.

A cuspide corona. [L.] A crown from the spear;
the reward of valor, or suffering.

Ad Calendas Gracas. [L.J At the Greek Calends;
i. e. never, as the Greeks had no Calends.

Ad captandum vulgus. [L.] To insnaie the vulgar,
or populace.

A Deo et rege. [L.] From God and the king.

Adeo in teneris consuescpre multum est. [L.] It is of
so much importance to become accustomed at an
early age.

Ad euiidem gradum. [L.] To the same degree.

Adfinem. [L.] To the end.

Ad kominem. [l,.] Personal ; to the individual.

Adhnc subjudice lis est. [L.] The dispute is still
pending, or undecided.

Adieu la voiture, adieu la boutique. [Fr.] Farewel\
coach, farewell shop.

Adieu paniers, vendaugcs sont faites. [Fr.] Fare,
well baskets, the vintage is over.

Ad interim. [L.] In the mean while.

Ad interiiecioncm. [L.] Toe.xtcrniiuation.

Ad nauseam usque. [L.] To satiety or disgust.

Ad ogni uccetlu sua iiidii d bello. [It.] To every bird

its own nest is Ijcaiitiful.
Adolesce litem virrnnidiim esse decct. [L.l A young

I man ahuuld be modest.

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466



COLLECTION OF PHEASES AND QUOTATIONS



Adorer le veati d'or. [Fr.] To worship the golden

calf, or Mammon.
■Adpatres. [L.] Gathered to his fathers : dead.
Ad guild damnum. [L.] "To what damage"; a

writ to ascertain what injury would accrue from

a grant.
Jld referendum. [L.] For further consideration.



Adscrlptus gleb(B. [L.] Attached to tlie soil.
-• _ X.] To ■ ■ .

thoroughly.'



Ad unguem. [L.]



the touch of the nails ;



Ad utrumque paratus. [L.] Prepared for either
event.

Adverms major, par secundis. [L.J Superior to ad-
versity, equal to prosperity.

.Mgloga. [L.] An eclogue, idyl, 07- hucolic.

^rrescit medendo. [L]. The remedy is worse than
the disease.

^gri somma vana. [L.] The idle dreams of a sick
man.

•Slquabiliter et diligenter. [L.] Equably and dili-
gently.

^quam servare mentem. [L.] To preserve an
equable mind.

.Mquani miter. [L.] With equanimity.

^que paiiperibus prodest, Ivcupletibus mqui. [L.]
Equally profitable to the ricli and the poor.

^quitas sequitur legem. [L.J " Equity follows the
law " ; i. e. to supply its defects, not to over-
rids it.

^quo aiiimo. [L.] With equanimity.

^s debitoremleve, gravius inimicum facit. [L. ] A
light debt makes a debtor, a heavy one an enemy.

Stalls sum. [ L.] Of his or her age.

Affaire d^ amour. [Fr.J A love affair.

Affaire dVionneur. [Fr.] An affair of honor ; a duel.

Affaire du caur. [ Fr.J An affair of the heart.

Affirmatim. [L.] Athrmatively.

Afflavit Deus, et dissipantur. [L. ] God has breathed
upon them, and they are dispersed.

^^nde. [Fr.] To the end that.

Agnosco veteris vestigia flammw. [L.] I recognize
traces of my old flame.

Agnus Dei. [L.] "Lamb of God " ; an image of
wax, impressed with the figure of a lamb, and
consecrated by the pope

A grands frais. [Fr.J At great expense.

Aide tot, et le Ciel t'aidera. [Fr.] Help yourself,
and Heaven will help you.

Ajustei vosfliites. [Fr.J Put yourselves in accord.

A Pabandon. [Fr.] At random.

A la bonne heure. [Fr.J At an early hour; well-
timed ; — an exclamation of joyful surprise.

A Pabri. [Fr.J Under shelter.

A la burla dezadla cuando mas agrada. [Sp.J Leave
a jest when it pleases you best.

A la derobec. [FrJ By stealth.

A la Frangalse. [Fr.J After the French manner or
fashion.

A PAnglaise. [Fr.J After the English manner or
fashion.

Al bixon vino non bisogna frasca. [It.] Good wine
needs no bush.

A Penvi. [Fr.J Emulously.

Al hombre btieno no le busquen abolengo, [Sp.J A
good man's pedigree is little hunted up.

Alia tentanda via est. [L.J ' Another way must be
tried.

Aliend, optimum frui insanid.. [L.J It is well to
profit by the folly of others.

.ilieni appetens, sui profusus. [L.J Coveting the
property of others, lavish of his own.

A Pimproviste. [Fr.J On a sudden ; unawares.

Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus. [L.J Even the
good Homer sometimes nods.

Alitar vitium vivitque tegendo. [L.J Vice is cher-
ished and thrives by concealment.

Aliud corde premunt, aliud ore promunt. [L.J They
cherish one thing in the heart, and express
another thing with the mouth.

Alter bride en main. [Fr.J To go with a loose rein.

A Poutrance. [Fr.J To the very death.

^Ita sedent cinilis vulnera deitrce. [L.J The wounds
of civil war are deeply felt.



Alter ego. [L.J My other self.

Alter idem. [ L.J Another exactly similar.

Alterum alterius auxilio eget. [L.J The one needs
the help of the other.

A main armee. [Fr.J With force of arms.

Amantium irm amoris redintegratio est. [L.J The
quarrels of lovers lead to renewal of love.

A ma puissance. [Fr.J To my power.

Amare et sapere viz deo conceditur. [L.J To love
and be wise is scarcely granted to the highest.

Ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces. [L.J To
spread doubtful rumors among the populace.

A mediant chien court lien. [Fr.J A short chain for
a snappish cur.

Ante de boue. [Fr.J A soul of mud ; a miscreant.

A menscL et tharo. [L ] From bed and board.

A merveille. [Fr.J To a wonder; marvellously.

Amicus certus in re incerth cernitur. [L.J A real
friend is discovered in adversity.

Amicus curiiB. [L.J A friend of the court.

Amicus humani generis. [L.J A friend of the hu-
man race.

Amicus Plato, amicus Socrates, sed magis arnica Veri-
tas. [L.J Plato is my friend, Socrates is my
friend, but truth is more my friend.

Amicus usque ad aras. [L.J A friend even to the
altar, or to the last extremity.

Ami de court. [Fr.J A court friend ; an uncertain
friend.

Ami de mouvement. [Fr.] A friend of progress ; a
reformer.

Ami des noirs. [Fr.J A friend of the blacks.

Ami jusqu'aux autcls. [Fr.J A friend even to the
altar.

Amo. [L.J I love.

Amor nummi. [L.J Love of money.

Amorpatrue. [L.J Patriotism.

Amoto quaeramus seria ludo. [L.J Setting jesting
aside, let us attend to serious matters.

Amour fait beaucoup, mais argent fait tout, [Fr.]
Love is potent, but money is omnipotent.

Amour propre. [Fr.J Self-love; vanity.

Amphora. [L.J An earthen vessel or measure for
liquids, with two ears, or handles.

Anchylosis. [Gr.] A stiff joint from bony union.

Anguillam cauda tenes. [L.J You hold an eel by
the tail.

Anguis in herbd.. [L.J A snake in the grass.

Animal implume, bipes. [L.J A biped animal, with-
out feathers.

Animi cultus humanitatis cibus. [L.J Mental cul-
ture is the food of humanity.

Animis opibusque parati. [L.J Ready to stake life
and property.

Animo etfide. [L.J By courage and faith.

Animo,non astutia. [L.J By courage, not craft,

Animum picturct pascit inani. [L.J He feeds his
mind with an empty picture.

Animum rege, qui nisi paret, imperat, [L. ) Grovern
your temper, which, unless it obeys, will com-
mand.

Animus. [L.J Mind; intention.

Animus furandi. [L.J The intention of stealing.

Animus imponentis. [L.J The intention of the im-
poser.

Animus non deficit mquus. [L.J An equal mmd does
not fail.

An nescis longas regibus esse manus 7 [L.J Do you
not know that kings have long hands.'

Anno (Etatis sum. [L.t In the year of his or her age.

Anno Christi. [L.J In the year of Christ.

Anno urbis conditm. [L.J In the year since the
building of the city, i. e. Rome.

Annus mirabilis. [L.J The year of wonders.

A nouvelles affaires, nouveaux conseils. [Fr.J New
circumstances, new counsels.

Ante lucem. [L.J Before daylight.

Ante meridiem.. [L.J Before noon.

Ante tubain trepidat. [L.J He trembles before the
trumpet sounds.

Anti. [Gr.J Against.

Antiqua homo virtute etfide. [L.] A man cf ancient
virtue and fidelity.



FROM FOREIGN LANGUAGES.



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S parte ante. [L.] Of the preceding part.

,/9 pas de geant. [Fr.] With giant pace.

A peindre. [Fr.] For painting ; fit to make a pic-
ture of.

Jipergu. [Fr.] A sketch ; abstract ; summary.

A perte de vue. [Fr.] Beyond one's view.

Ayerto vivere voto. [L.] To live with every wish
freely expressed.

A pubreza no hay verguenza. [Sp.] Poverty has no
shame.

A posse ad esse. [L.] From possibility to reality.

Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto. [Ij.] They
appear swimming, here and there one, on the vast
deep.

Appetitus rationi pareat. [L.] Let appetite obey
reason.

Appui. [Fr.] Point of support ; purchase ; prop.

A prima vista. [L.] At first sight.

A propos de rien. [Fr.J Apropos to nothing j a
pointless remark.

Aqua et igne interdictus. [L.] Deprived of fire and
water.

Aqua regia. [L.] " Royal water " ; nitro-muriatic
acid.

Aquila nan capit miiscas. [L.] An eagle does not
catch flies.

Arbiter elegantiarum. [L.] A judge in matters of
taste.

Arcana ciElestia. [L.] Heavenly secrets or mys-
teries.

Arcana imperii. [L.J State secrets.

Ardentia verba. [L.] Words that bum.

A rez de chaussee. [Fr.] Even with the ground.

Argent comptant. [Fr.] Ready money.

Argent comptant parte medeciiie. [Fr.] Ready money
brings a remedy.

Argillh quidvis imitaberis ud&. [L.] You can imi-
■ tate any thing with moist clay.

Argumentum ad crumenam. [L.] An argument to
the purse ; — ad hominem, to the man ; — ad igno-
rantiam, to ignorance, or founded on an adversary's
ignorance of facts; — ad judicium, to the judg-
ment ; — ad verecundiam, to modesty ; — argumen-
tum baculinum, an appeal to force ; club law.

"Agic-rov /iirp^.v,Aristonmetron. [Gr.J The medium
is best ; the golden mean.

Arrectis auribus. [_L.] With attentive ears.

Arrondissemeni. [Fr.J In France, a district, or sub-
division of a department.

Ars est celare artem. [L.] It is true art to conceal
art.

Ars Longa, vita brevis. [L.] Art is long, and life is
short.

Artes honorabit. [L.] He will honor the arts.

A rude &ne, rude Anier. [Fr.] To a rough ass, a
rough driver.

Asinus ad lyram. [L.] An ass to a lyre : — absurdly.

Assignat. [Fr.] Paper money ; a note.

Astra castra, numen lumen. [L.] The stars my
camp, the Deity my light.

A tatons. [Fr.] Groping.

A teneris an7iis. [L.] From tender years.

A tort et d travers. [Fr.] Without consideration;
at random.

Atouteforce. [Fr.] With all one's might.

At spes non fracta. [L.] But hope is not yet
broken.

Au boil droit. [Fr.] To the just right.

Au bout de son Latin. [Fr.] To the extent of his
knowledge.

Auctor pretiosa faeit. [L.] The giver makes the
gift precious.

Aucun chemin de fleurs ne conduit d la gloire. [Fr.]
No flowery road leads to glory.

dudaccs fortuna juvat. [L.] Fortune favors the
daring.

Audacler et sinceri. [L.] Boldly and sincerely.

Aadax. at cautus. [L.] Bold but wary.

Audendo magnus tegitur timor. [L.] Great fear is
often concealed by a show of daring.

Aude sapern. [L.] Dare to be wise.

Au disexpoir. [Fr.] In despair.

Audi alteram partem. [L.] Hear the other side.



Aufait. [Fr.] Skilful in ; expert.

Aufond. [Fr.] To the bottom.

Augustana Confessio. [L.] The Augsburg Confes-
sion.

Aujourd'hui roi, demain rien, [Fr.] To-day a king,
to-morrow nothing.

Au pis alter. [Fr.] At the worst.

Au plaisir de vous revoir. [Fr.] Till I have the
pleasure of seeing you again.

Aura popularis. [L.] The popular breeze.

Aura seminalis. [L.J The impregnating air.

Aurea mediocritas. [L.] The golden mean.

Auribus teneo lupum. [L.] I hold a wolf by the
ears.

Auriga. [L.] A charioteer ; wagoner.

Auri sacra fames. [L.] The accursed appetite for
gold.

Aurum omnes, victd. pietate, colunt. [L.] All wor-
ship gold, piety being set aside.

Aurum potabile. [L.] Potable gold.

Auspicium melioris mvi. [L.] A pledge of better
times.

Aussitot dit, av^sitdt fait. [Fr.] No sooner said
than done.

Autant d'hommes, autant d'avis. [Fr.] So many
men, so many minds.

Aut Ceesar, aut nullum. [L.] Either CJBsar, or no-
body.

Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit. [L.] The man is
eitlier mad, or he is making verses.

Aut nunquam tentes, aut perfice. [L.] Either never
attempt, or accomplish.

Autrefois acquit. [Fr.J Formerly acquitted.

Aut vincere aut mori. [L.J Either to conquer or to
die.

Aux armes. [Fr.] To arms.

Auzilium ab alto. [L.| Help is from on high.

Avec permission. [Fr.J With permission.

A verbis adverbera. [L.J From words to blows.

A vieuz comptes nouvelles disputes. [Fr.J Old ac-
counts make new disputes.

A vinculo matrimonii. [L.] From the bond of matri-
mony.

Avi numerantur avorum. [Fr.] They number an-
cestors upon ancestors.

Aviselafin. [Fr.J Consider the end.

Avito viret honore. [L.J He flourishes with ances-
tral honors.

Avoir la langue deliee, [Fr.] To have a loose
tongue ; ready elocution.



A vostra salute. [It.] )
A votre sante. [Fr.] > '

■ :. rsp.i S



. To your health.
A vuestra salud. [Sp.^ "
Aymez loyaulte. [Old Fr.J Love loyalty.



B.

Bacio di bocca spesso cuor non tocca. [It.] A kiss of
the mouth often touches not the heart.

Banco regis. [L.J On the king's bench.

Bas bleu. [Fr.J Blue-stocking ; a literary woman.

Basis virtutum constautia. [L.J Constancy is the
foundation of the virtues.

Battre la campagne. [Fr.J To beat about the
bush.

Bayer aux comeilles. [Fr.J To gape at the crows.

Bel esprit. [Fr.J A brilliant mind.

Bella matronis detestata. [L.J Wars detested by
matrons.

Bellum intemecivum. [L.J A war of extermination.

Bellum lethale. [L.J A deadly war.

Bcltd e foUia vaiino spesso in compagnia. [It.]
Beauty and folly are frequent companions.

Bencjicium accipcre, libcrtatcm vendere. [L.J To re-
ceive a benefit is to sell one's liberty.

Bcnigno numine. [L.J By the favor of Providence.

Ben trovato. [It.] Well-invented.

Bienheureux qui psut vivre en paix. [Fr.J Happy he
who can live in peace.

Bien vienes, si vienes solo. [Sp.] Welcome (miB-
fortune) if you come alone.



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COLLECTION OF PHRASES AKD QUOTATIONS



Billet d'amour, or Billet doux. [Fr.] A love-letter.

Bts. [ii.J Twice, or repeated.

Big dat gtU cito dat. [L.] He gives twice who gives

quickly, or seasonably.
Bis est gratum quod opus est, si ultra offeras. [L.]

Doubly grateful is a needed favor, if proffered

spontaneously.
Bis peccare in bello non licet. [ L.] To blunder twice

is not allowed in war.
Bis vincit, qui se vincit in victori&. [L.] He con-
quers twice, who restrains himself in victory.
Baotum in crasso jurares aere natum. [L.J Yon

would swear he was born in the thick air of

BoBotia.
Bois tortu fait feu droit. [Fr.] Crooked wood makes

a straight fire.
Bon aiiocat, mauvais voisin. [Fr.] A good lawyer

is a bad neighbor.
Bon-bon. [Fr.] A sweetmeat ; confectionery.
Bon gre, inal gri. [Fr.J With good or ill grace;

willing or not willing.
Bonluimmie. [Fr. ] Good-natured simplicity.
Bonis nocet, quisquis pepercerit malis. [L.j He hurts

the good who spares the bad.
Bon jour, bonne oeuvre. [Fr.] A good day, a good

deed ; — the better day, the better deed.
Bonne. [Fr.J A governess; a nurse; a lady's

maid.
Bonne bouche. [Fr. ] A delicate bit ; a sweet

morsel.
Bonne et belle assez. [Fr.] Good and beautiful

enough.
Bonne renomm.ee vaut mieux que ceinture dorie. [Fr.J

A good name is better than a golden girdle.
Bonnes nouvelles adoucissent le sang. [Fr.J Good

news sweetens the blood.
Bourgeois. [Fr.J A citizen ; a freeman.
Bourgeoisie. [Fr.J The people of a city ; the mid-
dle classes ; the moneyed class.
Boutez en avant. [Fr.J Push forward.
Brachium seciilare aut civile. [L.J The civil ftrm or

power.
Bravo. [It.] Well done!
Brevet dHnvention. [Fr.J A patent.
Brevets. [Fr.J Patented.
Brevis esse laboro, ubscurus fio. [L.J I labor to be

concise, and I become obscure.
Briiler la c/iandelle par les deux bouts. [Fr.J To

burn the candle at both ends ; to squander.
Buen principio, la mitad es hecha. [Sp.J Well begun

is half done.
Buona mano. [It. J A slight present.



c.

Caco'ethes. [L.J An evil custom; — cacoSthes car-
pendi, a rage for collecting ; — loquendi, for speak-
ing ; — scribendi, for writing.

Coda uno tiene su alguaiil. [Sp.J Every one has
his governor.

C<£ca invidia est. [L.J Envy is blind.

CiEca regens vestigia filo. [L.] Directing his blind
steps by a thread.

CiBcus iter monstrare vult, [L.J A blind man wishes
to show the road,

CcBtera desunt, [L.J The remainder is wanting.

CtBteris paribus. [L.J Other things being equal.

Camera lacida. [h.] An instrument for making
the image of an object appear on a light sur-
face.

Campus Martins. [L.J A place for military exer-
cises.

Candida paz. [L.] White-robed peace.

Candida et constaiiter. [L.J Candidly and with con-
stancy.

Canes timidi vehementius latrant. [L.] Cowardly
curs bark loudest.

Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator. [L.J The
penniless traveller will sing before the robber.

Capias ad respondendum. [L.J A writ holding the
defendant to answer to the suit.

Capias ad satisfaciendum. [L.J A writ for taking



and holding the body of the defendant till satis-
faction is given.

Capitulum, or Caput. [L.J Section ; chapter.

Captatio benevolentice, [L.J Bespeaking the favor
of an audience.

Captus nidore culinm. [L.J Captivated by the smell
of the kitchen.

Caret. [L.J It is wanting ; — pi. car ent.

Carpe diem. [L.J Improve time; embrace the op-
portunity.

Carpe diem, quam minimi credula postero. [L.J En-
joy the present day, distrustful of to-morruw.

Carpere et colligere. [L.J To gather and bundle
up.

Cassis tutissima virtus. [L.J Virtue is the safest
shield.

Casus f(Ederis. [L.J The end of the league.

Casus in terminis. [L.J One in the same case.

Catalogue raisonne. [Fr.J A catalogue of books
arranged according to subjects.

Causa latet, vis est notissima. [L.J The cause is
concealed, the effect is notorious.

Causa sine qua non. [L.J An indispensable condi-
tion.

Caveat actor. [L.] Let the doer beware.

Caveat emptor. [L.l Let the buyer beware.

Cavendo tutus. [L.J Safe through caution.

Cave quid dicis, qtiando, et cui. [L.J Take heed
what you say, when, and to whom.

Cedant anna togcp. [L.J Let arms yield to the
gown ; or the military to the civil authority.

Cede Deo. [L.J Yield to Providence.

Cedite, Romani scriptores, cedite, Ch-aii. [L.J Yield,
ye Roman, yield, ye Greek writers.

Ce monde est plein de fous. [Fr.J This world is full
of fools.

Ce n'est pas etre bien-aise que de rire. [Fr.;
Laughter does not prove a mind at ease.

Ce n^est que le premier pas qui cotite. [Fr.] Onlj
the first step costs, or is difficult.

Centum. [L.J A hundred.

Cemit omnia Deus vindex. [L.J God, the avenger,
sees all.

Certum pete finem. [L.J Aim at a certain end.

Cessanle causd., cessat effectus. [L.J When the
cause ceases, the effect ceases.

C^est du ble en grenier. [Fr.J There is grain in the
granary.

Cestfait do lui. [Fr.] It is all over with him.

C'est le crime qui fait la lionte, et non pas P ichafaud.
[Fr.J It is the crime, not the scaffold, which
constitutes the shame.

C est une autre chose. [Fr.J It is another thing.

Ckacun a son goUt. [Fr.J Every one to his taste,

Cliacun est artisan de sa fortune. [ Fr.J Every man
IS the architect of his own fortune.

Ckacun tire de son c6ti. [Fr.J Every one draws
towards his own side.

Champs Elysics. [Fr.J Elysian fields ; paradise.

Chapeau de bras. [Ft.] A military cocked hat.



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