Monday, June 29, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Love

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin verb for love, amare, gives us English words like amiable, amatory - and also amateur! More about the etymology here. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Ut ameris, ama.

In order to be loved, you must love.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Higher

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin word tendo which you see here gives us the English word "extend" - it is striving in the sense of stretch or extending yourself, so I thought this cat was a very good illustration of just that idea! If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Altius tendo.

I strive to go higher.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Safe

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin word cavendo, "by being cautious, by being wary," is from the same root as the verb you see in the famous phrase, Caveat emptor, "Let the buyer beware." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Cavendo tutus.

By being cautious, safe.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Latin LOLCat: The Mind

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

Mens alitur discendo et cogitando.

The mind is nourished by learning and thinking.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Like Seeks Like

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: Be sure to read this with medieval pronunciation for the rhyme - querit/erit. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Sic fuit, est, et erit: similis similem sibi quaerit.

Thus it was, is, and will be: like seeks like.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Latin LOLCat: The Moon

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog. This was the motto of the Apollo 13 mission; compare the Star Fleet Academy motto: Ex astris scientia, "From the stars, knowledge."

Ex luna scientia.

From the moon, knowledge.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Knowledge

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The words are from Francis Bacon's remarks about heresies in his Meditationes Sacrae. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Ipsa scientia potestas est.

Knowledge itself is power.