List of Latin phrases (Q)
This page lists direct English translations of Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. Some of the phrases are translations of older Greek phrases, because Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of ancient Rome.
This list covers the letter Q. For the main list, see: List of Latin phrases.
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|quamdiu (se) bene gesserit||as long as he shall have behaved well (legal Latin)||translated "while on good behavior"; see also the Bene Gesserit sisterhood in the Dune novels.|
|quantum libet (q.l.)||as much as pleases||Medical shorthand for "as much as you wish"|
|quantum sufficit (qs)||as much as is enough||Medical shorthand for "as much as needed" or "as much as will suffice"|
|quaque hora (q.h.)||every hour||Medical shorthand. Also quaque die (qd), "every day", quaque mane (qm), "every morning", and quaque nocte (qn), "every night"|
|qui bono||variant of the Latin phrase cui bono ("who benefits?")||For whose advantage would it be?|
|qui habet aures audiendi audiat||he who has ears to hear shall hear||"Let he that hath ears to hear, let him hear"; Mark 4:9|
|qui tacet consentire videtur||he who is silent is taken to agree||silence gives consent|
|quid pro quo||what for what||something given in return for something else|
|quis custodiet ipsos custodes?||Who will guard the guards themselves?||sometimes translated as "Who watches the watchmen?"|
|quo vadis?||Where are you going?||translation of John 13:36, is "Lord, where are you going?" or "Lord, whither goest thou?"|
|quod erat demonstrandum (q.e.d.)||what was to be demonstrated||something was to be proven, and now it has been done|
|quod est (q.e.)||which is||as for example|
References[change | change source]
- Robertson, John G. (1991). Robertson's Words for a Modern Age: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Combining Elements, p. 249.
- Gerhart, Eugene C. 1998). Quote it completely: World reference guide to more than 5,500 memorable quotations from law and literature, pp. 258-259.
- Ben-Menahem, Ari. (2009). Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 1, p. 5603; Fergusson, Rosalind. (2009). Shorter Dictionary of Catch Phrases, p. 109.
- Adeleye, Gabriel G. (1999). World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions. Ed. Thomas J. Sienkewicz and James T. McDonough, Jr. Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0865164223.
- Hardon, John, Fr. Modern Catholic Dictionary.
- Stone, Jon R. (1996). Latin for the Illiterati. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415917751.