Latin phrases are common in the English language. In fact some of them are so deeply entrenched we think of them as English.
Here are Thirteen Latin Phrases
1. Curriculum vitae – a history of work and school qualifications.
2. Carpe diem – seize the day!
3. Circa – approximately
4. Versus – against. Often abbreviated to v or vs
5. Status quo – the existing state of affairs
6. Modus operandi – method of operation
7. Ergo – therefore
8. Post mortem – after death
9. Terra firma – solid ground
10. Persona non grata – an unwelcome person
11. Stet – let it stand. Most writers know this one.
12. In flagrante delicto – caught in the act. Often used in relation to sex.
13.Veni, vidi, vici – I came, I saw, I conquered. Said b y Julius Caesar after a rebellion in Greece.
Source: The Dangerous Book for Boys (NZ Edition) by Gonn Iggulden & Hal Iggulden
Are you familiar with these? Can you add any others?