Latin questions This is a list of recently added questions about Latin. Play Latin quiz and see all the questions. What does the Latin term "Homo habilis" mean?Handy man. Homo Habilis is one of the earliest members of the genus Homo. Its name, which in Latin means "handy man", was given in 1964 because this species was thought to represent the first maker of stone tools.Created by: Ninjaihard 48% upright manupright man2498handy manhandy man4237ape manape man1346strong manstrong man598history riddles » What does Borussia mean in the name of the Borussia Dortmund club? (this is not a word in German)Prussia. The name Borussia comes from Latin and means Prussia.Created by: Tschukavery hard 30% BavariaBavaria583PrussiaPrussia906BelarusBelarus350RhinelandRhineland1133soccer riddles » What is the meaning of the Latin sentence "Lex posterior derogat legi priori"?A later act repeals the binding force of an earlier act. Lex specialis, in legal theory and practice, is a doctrine relating to the interpretation of laws and can apply in both domestic and international law contexts.The situation ordinarily arises with regard to the construction of earlier-enacted specific legislation when more general legislation is later passed. However, then, the doctrine called "lex posterior derogat legi priori" may also apply, the younger law overriding the older law Created by: Tschukahard 40% a later act repeals the binding force of an earlier acta later act repeals the binding force of an earlier act313the superior law repeals a subordinate actthe superior law repeals a subordinate act147law is not retroactivelaw is not retroactive242The law does not enforce impossible thingsThe law does not enforce impossible things70law riddles » What was the philosophical message of ancient Epicureans?Carpe diem. In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, which can be translated as "Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow". The ode says that the future is unforeseen and that one should not leave to chance future happenings, but rather one should do all one can today to make one's future better. This phrase is usually understood against Horace's Epicurean background. Created by: Tschukahard 55% errare humanum esterrare humanum est149nihil novi sub solenihil novi sub sole96homo homini lupushomo homini lupus126carpe diemcarpe diem465philosophy riddles » What does the Latin phrase "in vino veritas" mean?In wine, Truth. In vino veritas is a Latin phrase that means "in wine, truth", suggesting a person under the influence of alcohol is more likely to speak their hidden thoughts and desires. The phrase is sometimes continued as, "In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas", i.e., "In wine there is truth, in water there is health." Similar phrases exist across cultures and languages.Created by: Tschukahard 52% in wine, Truthin wine, Truth1748in wine, youthfulnessin wine, youthfulness857in wine, joyin wine, joy547in wine, vervein wine, verve197alcohol riddles » Which color has the greatest albedo?White. Albedo in Latin is simply "whiteness". It is the reflecting power of a surface - the ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation upon it.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 47% whitewhite3301blueblue1084redred1728blackblack893meteorology riddles » Which chemical element was discovered in Russia?Ruthenium was discovered in 1844 by the Beltic German sciencist Karl Ernst Claus at the Kazan State University. He named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus',.Created by: life-o-holichard 58% titaniumtitanium3847boronboron3751rutheniumruthenium12313magnesiummagnesium1095discoveries riddles » Where was scandium chemical element discovered?In Sweden. Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Fredrik Nilson at the Uppsala University. He named it from the Latin word Scandia meaning "Scandinavia"Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 71% in Francein France1572in Russiain Russia2505in Germanyin Germany1543in Swedenin Sweden14395Sweden riddles » Which chemical element forms compounds which are typically intensely colored?Chromium. The name of chromium means colour in Greek. Its compounds are used as pigments, including chrome yellow which had been used to paint school buses and chromium oxides used as a green color in glassmaking. Natural rubies are colored red due to chromium ions.Created by: life-o-holichard 49% zinczinc3029lithiumlithium2401chromiumchromium7389vanadiumvanadium2091colors riddles » Which country derives its name from the word "South"?Australia. "Australis" means "South" in Latin. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the legendary Terra Australis Incognita - an "unknown land of the South" which appeared on many maps since Roman times.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% EgyptEgypt4762ArgentinaArgentina5258AustraliaAustralia14454GeorgiaGeorgia3075geography of Australia riddles » Play chemical elements quiz and see all the questions.