The most difficult Latin phrases riddlesLatin quiz
What is the literal meaning of Latin “camera obscura”?
“Camera” means “chamber” and “room” in Latin. Camera obscura was an optical device used in drawing, and an ancestor of modern photography. This is a source of the modern word camera.
What is the meaning of “Urbi et Orbi”, a standard opening of the pope’s blessings?
hear and know
by word and by heart
to everyone and to all
to the city and the world
“Urbi et Orbi” means literally “To the city (meaning Rome) and the circle (meaning the world outside)”.