Saturday, December 25, 2010

Verbum Hodiernum: VERITAS

Today's word is the noun VERITAS, meaning "truth," an abstract noun from the adjectival verus (vera, verum), "true." There is an English word derived from the Latin: "verity," a rarely used synonym for "truth." It is actually more common to see the French form of that word in the expression "cinéma vérité."

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:

Sit pax et veritas in diebus meis.

Nihil dulcius veritatis luce.

Via, veritas, vita.

Temporis filia veritas.

Vivat veritas.

Optima est veritas.

Quid est veritas?

Veritas omnia vincit.

Veritas et virtus vincunt.

Veritas vincet.

Dux mihi veritas.

Super omnia vincit veritas.

Ubi veritas, Deus ibi est.

Nil veretur veritas.

Nihil possumus contra veritatem.

Nox furibus, lux veritati convenit.

Veritas est super omnia amanda et sequenda.

Antiquior omnibus veritas.

Veritatis una vis, una facies est.

Ex ore parvulorum veritas.

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