English Latin Idioms

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De rigueur - translation
In strictness
Mea culpa - translation
By my fault
Cri de coeur - translation
Heart cry
De facto - translation
Of fact
Deus ex machina - translation
God from the machine
Sub rosa - translation
Under the rose
Quid pro quo - translation
Something for something
Vox populi - translation
The voice of the people
Ad hoc - translation
To this
Magnum Opus - translation
Great work
Sine qua non - translation
Without which
Tabula Rasa - translation
Scraped tablet
Alma Mater - translation
Nourishing mother
Id Est - translation
It is
Terra Firma - translation
Firm land
Dramatis - translation
Persons of the drama
Per Diem - translation
By the day
Verbatim - translation
Word by word
Carpe Diem - translation
Seize the day
In Memoriam - translation
In memory
Caveat Emptor - translation
Buyer beware
In Media Res - translation
Into the midst of things
De rigueur - definition
required by etiquette or current fashion
Mea culpa - definition
an acknowledgment of one's fault or error
Cri de coeur - definition
a passionate appeal, complaint, or protest
De facto - definition
in fact, or in effect, whether by right or not
Deus ex machina - definition
A solution to a problem/conflict that comes out of nowhere and provides an unsatisfying ending in a story.
Sub rosa - definition
Happening or done in secret
Quid pro quo - definition
A favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something
Vox populi - definition
The opinions or beliefs of the majority
Ad hoc - definition
When necessary or needed
Magnum Opus - definition
A large and important work of art, music, or literature, especially one regarded as the most important work of an artist or writer
Sine qua non - definition
An essential condition; a thing that is absolutely necessary
Tabula Rasa - definition
An absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate
Alma Mater - definition
The school, college, or university that one once attended
Id Est - definition
"i.e.", namely
Terra Firma - definition
Dry land; the ground as distinct from the sea or air
Dramatis Personae - definition
The characters of a play, novel, or narrative
Per Diem - definition
For each day
Verbatim - definition
in exactly the same words as were used originally
Carpe Diem - definition
used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future
In Memoriam - definition
an article written in memory of a dead person; in memory of...
Caveat Emptor - definition
the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made
In Media Res - definition
in the middle of a narrative