10 most difficult Latin riddlesLatin quiz
What does the Latin saying "Sapienti sat" mean?
wisdom and learning
enough for the wise
wisdom and truth
wisdom is better than gold
From Plautus. Indicates that something can be understood without any need for explanation, as long as the listener has enough wisdom or common sense. Often extended to dictum sapienti sat est ("enough has been said for the wise", commonly translated as "a word to the wise is enough").
What is the meaning of the Latin sentence "Lex posterior derogat legi priori"?
a later act repeals the binding force of an earlier act
the superior law repeals a subordinate act
law is not retroactive
The law does not enforce impossible things
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.
Which chemical element forms compounds which are typically intensely colored?
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.
Which country derives its name from the word "South"?
"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.
What does the Latin term "Homo habilis" mean?
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.
What does the Latin phrase "qui pro quo" mean?
tooth for a tooth
tit for tat
something for something
eye for an eye
Quid pro quo ("something for something" in Latin) is a Latin phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other; "a favour for a favour".
What does the Latin phrase "in vino veritas" mean?
in wine, Truth
in wine, youthfulness
in wine, joy
in wine, verve
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.