Friday, November 12, 2010

Verbum Hodiernum: IBI

Today's word is the adverb IBI, which means "there, in that place" in terms of space and "then, at that time" in terms of time. To learn more about ibi, read the essay about ubi from a few weeks ago, as the words ibi and ubi are correlative adverbs.

From ibi comes the Latin word ibidem, "in that same place," which gives us the bibliographical abbreviation ibid. in English.

Here are some examples of today's word in Latin sayings and proverbs; for more information, see the page at the Scala Sapientiae, which contains notes on some of the proverbs cited below, as well as additional proverbs:

Terrae, ad quam pergis, cape mores, quos ibi cernis.

Ubi thesaurus, ibi oculus.

Ubi thesaurus tuus, ibi et cor tuum.

Ubi dolor, ibi digitus.

Ubi timor, ibi et pudor.

Ubi panis, ibi patria.

Ubi lupus iudex, ibi abeant oves.

Ubi libertas, ibi patria.

Ubi sunt divitiae, ibi est invidia.

Ubi veritas, Deus ibi est.

Ubi meum invenio, ibi vindico.

Ubi plurimae segetes, ibi manifesta fortitudo bovis.

Ubi periculum, ibi lucrum.

Nidus testatur ibi qualis avis dominatur.

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria.

Ibi semper est victoria, ubi concordia est.

Ubi Petrus, ibi et Ecclesia.

Ubi tranquilla tibi omnia videntur, ibi nocitura non desunt sed quiescunt.

Ubi apes, ibi mel.

Ubi mel, ibi apes.

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