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").
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.
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.
What does the AM acronym stand for in time notation, ex. 11:40 AM?
“Ante meridiem” is Latin for “before noon”. Although “AM/PM” is especially common in English-speaking countries, these acronyms come actually from Latin.
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.
Which chemical element was discovered in Russia?
Ruthenium was discovered in 1844 by the Baltic German scientist Karl Ernst Claus at the Kazan State University. He named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus.