Friday, December 2, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Post nubila Phoebus.

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Here the god Phoebus (Apollo) stands in for the sun. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Post nubila Phoebus.

After the clouds, sunshine.


(cheezburger)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Anger

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

Adspicis iratum? Irato noli addere ferrum.

Do you see an angry man? Lend him not a sword.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Arma tuentur pacem.

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The deponent verb tuentur takes an accusative object: pacem. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Arma tuentur pacem.

Arms protect the peace.


(cheezburger)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Fames artium magistra.

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Note that fames is a feminine noun, so she is a lady-teacher, magistra. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Fames artium magistra.

Hunger is the teacher of skills.


(cheezburger)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Vade ad formicam

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog. The ant is a proverbially busy creature, something like the "busy bee" in English idiom. The Latin comes from the Bible; you can find out more here: Vade ad formicam.

Vade ad formicam, o piger!

Go to the ant, you lazy creature!


(cheezburger)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Latin LOLCat: One for All

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you think of these as lady cats, then it would be Una pro omnibus, omnes pro una. For more information about this Latin phrase, which is the motto of both Switzerland and of the Three Musketeers, see this Wikipedia article. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.

One for all, all for one.



Latin LOLCat: Dum spiramus, speramus.

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You might also be familiar with this saying in the singular: Dum spiro spero. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Dum spiramus, speramus.

While we breathe, we hope.


(cheezburger)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Non mare transisset

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. This proverb features the wonderful pluperfect subjunctive for a "contrary to fact" condition in the past: If the sailor had been afraid (but he was not!), he would not have crossed the sea (but he did!). You can find out more here: Non mare transisset. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Non mare transisset,
pavidus si nauta fuisset.

The sailor would not have crossed the sea
if he had been afraid.


(cheezburger)

Latin LOLCat: Weapons

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Compare also a similar saying: Inter arma enim silent legesIf you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Arma nesciunt leges.

Weapons know no law.