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Abbreviations Etc Etc

Latin Abbreviations
A.B. (Artium Baccalaureus)
Bachelor of Arts
A.C. (ante Christum)
before Christ
A.D. (anno domini)
in the year of the Lord
ad inf., ad infin. (ad infinitum)
to infinity
ad int. (ad interim)
in the meantime
ad fin. (ad finem)
near the end [of the page]
ad loc. (ad locum)
to the place
ad val. (ad valorem)
according to the value
ae., aet., aetat. (aetatis)
of age, aged
Ag (argentum)
silver
A.M. (anno mundi)
in the year of the world
A.M. (ante meridiem)
before midday
A.M. (ante mortem)
before death
A.M. (Artium Magister)
Master of Arts
A.R. (anno regni)
in the year of the reign
a.u.c. (ab urbe condita, anno urbis conditae)
from the founding of the city
B.A. (Baccalaureus Artium)
Bachelor of Arts
B.D. (Baccalaureus Divinitatis)
Bachelor of Divinity
B.L. (Baccalaureus Legum)
Bachelor of Law
B.Lit. (Baccalaureus Lit[t]erarum)
Bachelor of Literature (or Letters)
B.M. (Baccalaureus Medicinae)
Bachelor of Medicine
B.Mus. (Baccalaureus Musicae)
Bachelor of Music
B.Phil. (Baccalaureus Philosophiae)
Bachelor of Philosophy
B.S., B.Sc. (Baccalaureus Scientiae)
Bachelor of Science
c. (cum)
with
ca., cir., circ. (circa)
about
cf. (confer)
compare
D.D. (Divinitatis Doctor)
Doctor of Divinity
D.G. (Dei Gratia)
By the grace of God
D.Lit. (Doctor Litterarum)
Doctor of Literature
D.M. (Doctor Medicinae)
Doctor of Medicine
d.s.p. (decessit sine prole)
Died without issue

D.V. (Deo volente)


God willing
e.g. (exempli gratia)
for [the sake of an] example
et al. (et alii, et alia)
and others
etc. (et cetera)
and the rest, and so forth
et seq. (et sequens, et sequentes, et sequentia)
and the following
ff. (foliis)
on the [following] pages
hab. corp. (habeas corpus)
you may have the body
H.J.S. (hic iacet sepultus)
here lies buried
H.R.I.P. (hic requiescit in pace)
here rests in peace
ib., ibid. (ibidem)
in the same place
id. (idem)
the same
i.e. (id est)
that is
in loc. (in loco)
in the place
J.C.D. (Iuris Civilis Doctor)
Doctor of Civil Law
J.D. (Iuris Doctor)
Doctor of Law
J.U.D. (Iuris Ultriusque Doctor)
Doctor of both Civil and Canon Law
lb. (libra)
pound
l.c., loc. cit. (loco citato)
in the place cited
LL. D. (Legum Doctor)
Doctor of Laws
loq. (loquitur)
he (she, it) speaks
m.(meridies)
midday
M.A. (Magister Artium)
Master of Arts
M.D. (Medicinae Doctor)
Doctor of Medicine
M.O. (modus operandi)
method of operating
N.B. (Nota bene)
Note well
no. (numero)
by number
non obst. (non obstante)
notwithstanding
non seq. (non sequitur)
it does not follow
N.P. (nisi prisus)
no protest
n.r. (non repetatur)
do not repeat
ob. (obiit)
he died
op. cit. (opere citato)
in the work cited
p.d. (per diem)
by the day
per an. (per annum)

by the year
per cent. (per centum)
per hundred
Ph. D. (Philosophiae Doctor)
Doctor of Philosophy
P.M. (post meridiem)
after midday
p.r.n. (pro re nata)
as the need arises
pro tem. (pro tempore)
for the time, temporarily
prox. (proximo mense)
next month
P.S. (post scriptum)
written after
Q. (quasi)
as it were, almost
q.d. (quaque die)
every day
R. (regina, rex)
Queen, King
R.I.P. (Requiescat in pace)
May he rest in peace
Rx. (recipe)
take
S.C. (Senatus Consultum)
decree of the Senate
S.C.U. (Senatus Consultum Ultimum)
final decree of the Senate (martial law)
s.d. (sine die)
without [appointing] a day
seq., seqq. (sequentia)
following
s.i.d. (semel in die)
once a day
s.p. (sine prole)
without issue
S.P.Q.R. (Senatus Populusque Romanus)
The Senate and the Roman People
stat. (statim)
immediately
s.v. (sub vero)
under the word
tal. (talis)
of such
U.D. (ut dictum)
as directed
ult. (ultimo mense)
last month
vox pop. (vox populi)
voice of the people
vs. (versus)
against
v.s. (vide super)
see above
Latin Quotes: Absurdity
credo quia absurdum est
I believe it because it is absurd
ab asino lanam
[Like getting] wool from an ass (i.e., blood from a stone)
ab absurdum
To the absurd
Latin Quotes: Age
bis pueri senes
Old men are twice children
durante minore aetate

During minority; at an early age; while one is young


aetatis
At the age of
aetatis suae
In the year of one's life
Latin Phrases about Art
ars est celare artem
True art is to conceal art
ars longa vita brevis
Art is long life is short
ars gratia artis
Art is the reward of art.
dramatis personae
Characters of the play
Latin Quotes: Barbars
civilitas successit barbarum
Civilization succeeds barbarism (motto of Minnesota)
Latin Phrases: Beginning
ab aeterno
From the beginning of time
ab incunabulis
From infancy (from the cradle)
ab initio
From the beginning
ab Iove principium
From Jove is my beginning (words of Aeneas, Virgil)
ab origine
From the origin; from the first
ab ovo
From the egg (i.e., from the beginning)
ad initium
At the beginning
ab ovo usque ad mala
From the egg to the apples (i.e., from the beginning to the end)
caret initio et fine
It lacks a beginning and an end
ab ovo usque ad mala
From the egg to the apples (i.e., from the beginning to the end)
Latin Phrases: End
acta est fabula
The drama has been acted out (Augustus)
ad finem
To the end; at the end of the page
ad infinitum
Without an end; to infinity; without limit
ad extremum
To the extreme (i.e., to the end)
Latin Quotations: Certainty
certum est quia impossible est
It is certain because it is impossible (Tertullian)
Latin Quotes: Belief, Trust
credo ut intelligam
I believe so that I may understand
cras credemus, hodie nihil
tomorrow we believe, but not today
credo quia absurdum est or credo quia impossible est
I believe it because it is absurd/impossible
credat Iudaeus Apella
Let Apella the Jew believe it (I won't) (Horace)
crede quod habes, et habes
Believe that you have it, and you do
credite posteri
Believe it, future generations (Horace)
Latin Phrases: Competition
accessit
S/he came near (i.e., a runner-up)

Latin Sayings: Conscience


conscientia mille testes
Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses
Latin Proverbs: Corruption
corruptio optimi pessima
The curruption of the best is the worst
corruptisima re publica plurimae leges
In the most corrupt state are the most laws (Terence)
Latin Quotes: Courage and Bravery
audaces fortuna iuvat or fortes fortuna iuvat
Fortune favours the brave
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo
Resolute/unhesitant in action, gentle in manner.
consilio et animis
By wisdom and courage
constantia et virtute
By firmness and courage
Latin Phrases: Customs
consuetudo est altera lex
Custom is another law
consuetudo pro lege servatur
Custom is held as the law
ad usum...
According to custom...
Latin Quotes: Criticism
castigat ridendo mores
One corrects customs by laughing at them
damnant quodnon intelligunt
They condemn what they do not understand
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus
Mountains will be in labour, and an ridiculous mouse will be born
So much work and the result is ridiculous
facile est inventis addere
it is easy to add to things already invented
facile largire de alieno
it is easy to be generous with things of another person
facile omnes quom valemus recta consilia aegrotis damus
when we are healthy, we all have advice for those who are sick
cacoethes carpendi
A compulsive habit for finding fault
cacoethes loquendi
A bad habit for compulsive talking
cacoethes scribendi
A bad habit for compulsive writing
cacoethes
Irresistible urge
Latin Expressions: Danger
de fumo in flammam
Out of the smoke into the flame
de pilo pendet
It hangs by a hair (reaching a critical stage)
Latin Quotes: Drinking, Drunkards
bibamus, moriendum est
Let us drink, for we must die (Seneca)
absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat
To quarrel with a drunk is to wrong a man who is not even there
Latin Phrases about Learning & Teaching
aut disce aut discede
Either learn or leave
assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit. (M.Tullius Cicero).
Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.
docendo discimus
Teach in order to learn (we learn by teaching)
diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium
Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence.
difficile est tenere quae acceperis nisi exerceas
It is difficult to retain what you may have learned unless you should practise it.

ipsa scientia potestas est


Knowledge itself is power.
repetitio est mater studiorum.
Repetition is the mother of studies.
tabula rasa
A blank tablet (about a student's mind)
alma mater
Kind mother (old students about their university)
experientia docet
Experience teaches
Latin Quotes: Family
domus et placens uxor
A home and a pleasing wife (Horace)
banni nuptiarum
The banns of matrimony
dulcis domus
Sweet home
Latin Quotes: Children
filius est pars patris
a son is part of the father
Funny Latin Quotes
bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem
It is not goodness to be better than the worst.
favete linguis
Favour me with your tongues (be silent)
mendacem memorem esse oportet
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory
(liars should have good memories)
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus
Mountains will be in labour, and an absurd mouse will be born
(all that work and nothing to show for it)
si post fata venit gloria non propero
If glory comes after death, I'm not in a hurry
(If one must die to be recognised, I can wait)
stultorum calami carbones moenia chartae
Chalk is the pen of fools, walls (their) paper
(Grafitti is the work of idiots).
Inspirational Latin Quotes
divide et impera
Divide and rule or
Divide and conquer or
Divide in order to conquer
durate et vosmet rebus servate secundis
Carry on and preserve yourselves for better times (Virgil)
bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (Publius Syrus)
dimidium facti qui coepit habet
He who has begun has the work half done (Horace)
Inspirational Latin Sayings
faber est quisque fortunae suae
every man is architect of his own fortune
bis vivit qui bene vivit
S/he lives twice who lives well
dimidium facti qui coepit habet
He who has begun has the work half done (Horace)
bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (Publius Syrus)
aut viam inveniam aut faciam
I'll either find a way or make one
aut vincere aut mori
Either to conquer or to die
ipsa scientia potestas est
Knowledge itself is power.
nil desperandum
Never despair
nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity. (motto of the kings of Scotland)


nulli secundus /nulli secunda
Second to none
perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim
Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.
per aspera ad astra!
Through difficulties to the stars!
candor dat viribus alas
Sincerity gives wings to strength
possunt quia posse videntur
They can because they seem to be able to
(they can do it because they think they can do it - the power of positive thinking)
qui audet adipiscitur
S/he who dares wins (or: s/he who wins dares)
sedit qui timuit ne non succederet.
He who feared he would not succeed sat still.
tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them
dum vita est spes est
While there's life, there's hope
una salus victis nullam sperare salutem
The one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety
(knowing that there is no hope can give one the courage to fight and win).
veritas vos liberabit
The truth shall make you free
vincit qui se vincit
He conquers who conquers himself.
dum spiro, spero
While I breathe, I hope (a motto of South Carolina)
Latin Insults
dare pondus idonea fumo
Fit only to give weight to smoke (Persius)
ab asino lanam
Wool from an ass (blood from a stone)
Latin Tell-Offs
delphinum natare doces
You are teaching a dolphin to swim
adversus solem ne loquitor
Don't speak against the sun (i.e., an obvious fact)
age quod agis
Do what you are doing (i.e., stop looking around/bugging me and pay attention to what you are doing)
brutum fulmen
Harmless thunderbolt (a vain and empty threat)
dolium volvitur
An empty cask is easily rolled (e.g., in response to a boast of a work done super-perfectly)
Legal Latin Phrases
absens haeres non erit
The absent one will not be heir
abusus non tollit usum
Abuse of a right does not invalidate use
ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia
Consequences of abuse do not aply to general use
curia advisari vult
The court wishes to be advised
lex non distinguitur nos non distinguere debemus
The law does not distinguish and so we ought not distinguish.
accipiunt leges, populus quibus legibus ex lex
They consent to laws which place people beyond the pale of the law
ex curia
Out of court
nolle prosequi
To be unwilling to prosecute
absente reo
The defendant being absent
accedas ad curiam
You may approach the court

contra ius commune


Against common law
certiorari
To be informed by an appellate review court
custodia legis
In the custody of law
decessit sine prole (DSP)
Died without children
ad internecionem
To extermination
a mensa et toro
From table and bed (i.e., a legal separation)
cum onere
With the burden [of proving a charge]
de jure
In law /by right
in statu pupillari
In the state of being a ward
falsi crimem
the crime of falsification
Legal Latin Phrases: Court
adhuc sub iudice lis est
The case is still before the court
accedas ad curiam
You may approach the court
cursus curiae est lex curiae
The practice of the court is the law of the court
certiorari
To be informed by an appellate review court
actus curiae
Act of the court
Latin Quotes: Crime & Criminals
culpam poena premit comes
Punishment presses hard onto the heels of crime (Horace)
celari vult sua furta Venus
Venus desires her thefts to be concealed
culpae poenae par esto
Let the punishment fit the crime
caput lupinum
The wolf's head (an outlaw or a renegade)
culpa lata
Gross negligence
culpa levis
Ordinary negligence
Latin Legal Phrases: Judge
de fide et officio iudicis non recipitur quaestio
No question can be allowed concerning the faith and duty of the judge
coram iudice
In the presence of a judge with [proper] jurisdiction
coram non iudice
Before a judge without [proper] jurisdiction
in camera
[In secret] in a judges private room
Legal Latin Phrases & Quotes: Law
consensus facit legem
Consent makes the law
corruptissima re publica plurimae leges
In the most corrupt state are the most laws (Terence)
cursus curiae est lex curiae
The practice of the court is the law of the court
de minimis non curat lex
The law does not concern itself with trifles
durum hoc est sed ita lex scripta est
This is harsh but the law is written
dura lex sed lex
The law is hard, but it is the law
contra ius commune

Against common law


contra ius gentium
Against the law of nations
custodia legis
In the custody of law
Common Sense, Good Judgement
ad iudicium
To judgement; to common sense
Latin Love Quotes
amare et sapere vix deo conceditur
Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time
amor vincit omnia
Love conquers all
amantes sunt amentes
Lovers are lunatics
amantium irae amoris integratio est
Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love
cras amet qui nunquam amavit; quique amavit, cras amet
May he love tomorrow who has never loved before;
And may he who has loved, love tomorrow as well
Latin Phrases: Conditional Love
ad vitam aut culpam
For life or until a misdeed
do ut des
I give so that you may give
do ut facias
I give so that you may do
Latin War Expressions
Cur ante tubam tremor occupat artus?
Why should fear seize the limbs before the trumpet sounds? (Virgil)
victis honor
Honour to the vanquished
veni vidi vici
I came, I saw, I conquered
(Julius Caesar's report of victory in 47 B.C. over Pharnaces, king of Pontus)
in pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello
In peace, like a wise man, he appropriately prepares for war
bella horrida bella
Wars, horrid wars (Virgil)
bella detesta matribus
Wars, the horror of mothers (Horace)
bellum omnium in omnes
A war of all against all
bellum internecinum
Internecine war, a war of extermination
bellum letale
Lethal war, deadly war
bellum domesticum
Strife/war among family members
Philosophical Latin Phrases
bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem
It is not goodness to be better than the worst.
exitus acta probat
The result validates the deeds.
errare humanum est
To err is human
eheu fugaces . labuntur anni
Alas, the fleeting years slip away
fabas indulcet fames
Hunger sweetens the beans.
facta non verba
Deeds, not words (Actions speak louder than words)
fallaces sunt rerum species
The appearances of things are deceptive.
flat justitia ruat coelum
Let justice be done through the heavens fall

in vino veritas
There is truth in wine
(truth is told by him who has drunk wine)
lex non distinguitur nos non distinguere debemus
The law does not distinguish and so we ought not distinguish.
legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus
We are slaves of the law in order that we may be able to be free.
mutantur omnia nos et mutamur in illis
All things change, and we change with them.
multum in parvo
Much in little
memento mori
Remember that you will die
mendacem memorem esse oportet
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory
(liars should have good memories)
mens sana in corpore sano
A sound mind in a sound body
minima maxima sunt
The smallest things are most important.
nemo liber est qui corpori servit
No one is free who is a slave to his body
non est vivere sed valere vita est
Life is not being alive but being well (life is more than just being alive)
non semper erit aestas
It will not always be summer (be prepared for hard times)
non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum
Do not take as gold everything that shines like gold
ne quid nimis
Nothing in excess.
nemo dat quod non habet
No one gives what he does not have.
non est ad astra mollis e terris via
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.
nosce te ipsum
Know thyself
omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis
All things change, and we change with them
omnia causa fiunt
Everything happens for a reason
parva leves capiunt animas
Small things occupy light minds
(small things amuse small minds)
pessimum genus inimicorum laudantes
Flatterers are the worst type of enemies
possunt quia posse videntur
They can because they seem to be able to
(they can do it because they think they can do it - the power of positive thinking)
proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem laeseris
It is human nature to hate a person whom you have injured
perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim
Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.
quod me nutrit me destruit.
What nurishes me also destroys me.
qui tacet consentire
Who is silent gives consent.
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Who will watch the watchers themselves?
radix omnium malorum est cupiditas
The love of money is the root of all evil.
Avarice is the problem, money itself is not evil.
respice, adspice, prospice
Examine the past, examine the present, examine the future
(look to the past, the present, the future)
sic transit gloria mundi
So passes away earthly glory
sedit qui timuit ne non succederet.

He who feared he would not succeed sat still.


struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat.
When a woman weeps, she is setting traps with her tears.
timendi causa est nescire
Ignorance is the cause of fear.
tempus fugit
Time flies
una salus victis nullam sperare salutem
The one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety
(knowing that there is no hope can give one the courage to fight and win).
ut sementem feceris ita metes
As you sow so will you reap.
veritas vos liberabit
The truth shall make you free
vincit qui se vincit
He conquers who conquers himself.
vir sapit qui pauca loquitur
That man is wise who talks little
(know when to hold your tongue)
verbum sat sapienti
A word is enough for a wise man.
vox populi vox dei
The voice of the people is the voice of god
Latin Phrases on Religion
bene orasse est bene studuisse
To have prayed well is to have pursued well
benigno numine
By the favour of the heavens (Horace)
beatus
A blessed person
Beata Virgo Maria
Blessed Virgin Mary
beati pacifici
Blessed are the peacemakes (Beatitudes)
beati pauperes spiritu
Blessed are the poor in spirit
beati possidentes
Blessed are those who possess (legal doctrine)
Beatitudes
Pronouncements from the Sermon on the Mount
abyssus abyssum invocat
Hells calls hell (the Vulgate translation of the Bible)
Adeste Fideles
O come, all ye faithful
benedictus qui venit
Blessed is he sho comes [in the Lord's name]
caelitus mihi vires
My strength is from heaven
Credo
I believe; the apostles' (Nicene) Creed
credendum
Things to be believed, articles of faith
Christi crux est mea lux
The cross of Christ is my light
Christo et Ecclesiae
For Christ and for the Church
consummatum est
It is completed/finished (Christ's words on the cross)
Corpus Christi
feast of the Body of Christ; Holy Eucharist
dies dominicus
The Lord's day
Dies Irae
Day of Wrath (hymn for the Requiem Mass)
di (also dii)
gods (singular: deus)

di immortales virtutem approbare, non adhibere debent


We may expect the gods to approve virtue, but not to endow us with it
di maiores
The greater gods; men of eminence
di meliora
Heaven send us better times
di minores
The lesser gods; men of lesser merit
di penates
The household gods
di pia facta vident
The gods see virtuous deeds (Ovid)
dirige nos Domine
Direct us, O Lord
dis aliter visum
The gods thought otherwise (Virgil)
dis ducibus
Under the direction of the gods
ditat Deus
God enriches (motto of the US state of Arizona)
dabit deus his quoque finem
God will bring an end to this (Virgil)
dante Deo
By the gift of God
De Civitate Dei
On the City of God (St. Augustine)
Dei gratia
By the grace of God
Dei iudicium
By the judgement of God
dei penates
Guardians of the household (household gods)
Dei plena sunt omnia
All things are full of God
Dei Sponsa
The Bride of God (poem by Patmore)
Dei sub numine viget
It flourishes under the will of God (motto of Princeton University)
Deo adjuvante non timendum
God helping, nothing should be feared
Deo date
Give to God
deo dignus vindice nodus
A knot worthy of god to untie
Deo duce
With God as my leader
Deo duce, ferro comitante
With God as my leader and my sword as my companion
Deo et regi fidelis
Faithful to God and king
Deo favente
With God's favour
Deo gratias (D.G,)
Thanks be to God
Deo juvante
With God's help (motto of Monaco)
Deo Optimo Maximo (D.O.M.)
For God, the best and greatest (motto of the Benedictines)
Deo, patriae, amicis
For God, motherland, and friends
deorum cibus est
It is food for the gods
deos enim religuos accepimus, Caesares dedimus
The gods were handed down to us, but we created the Caesars (i.e., the rulers) ourselves
dei fortioribus adsunt
The gods aid the stronger (Tacitus)
Deo volente (D.V.)

God willing
De Profundis
From the depths; out of despair (Psalm 130)
Deus avertat
God forbid
Deus det
God grant
Deus est regit qui omnia
There is a God who rules all things
Deus est summum bonum
God is the chief good
deus ex machina
god from a machine (a person who intervenes to solve a problem at the last minute)
Deus gubernat navem
God steers the ship
Deus lux Mea
God is my light (motto of the Catholic University of America)
Deus misereatur
May God have mercy (Psalm 67)
Deus nobiscum, quis contra?
God is with us, who can be against us?
Deus nobis fiducia
God is our trust (motto of George Washington University)
deus nobis haec otia fecit
God has brought for us this repose (Virgil)
Deus providebit
God will provide
Deus tecum
May God be with you (singular)
Deus vobiscum
May God be with you (plural)
Deus vult
God wills it (motto of the First Crusade)
Domine, dirige nos
Lord, direct us (motto of London)
Dominica palmarum
Palm Sunday
Domino Optimo Maximo (D.O.M)
To the Lord, best and greatest
Dominus
The Lord
Dominus illuminatio mea
The Lord is my light (motto of the University Oxford, England)
Dominus providebit
The Lord will provide
Dominus vobiscum
May the Lord be with you
dux gregis
Leader of the flock
Agnus Dei
The Lamb of God (portion of Catholic Mass)
amicus usque ad aras
A friend to the altars (i.e., a friend until death or until relilgious convictions prevent action)
amor proximi
Love of one's neighbour
Angelus Domini
Angle of the Lord (a Morning Prayer)
beatae memoriae
Of blessed memory
Benedicite
Invocation of blessing (a prayer canticle)
da fidei quae fidei sunt
Give to faith that which belongs to faith
date et dabitur vobis
Give and it shall be given unto you (the Vulgate translation of the Bible)
De Beata Vita
On the Good Life (St. Augustine)

Cantate Domino
Sing to the Lord (Psalm 98)
cantillatio
The chanting portions of the Catholic Mass
cantus firmus
Fixed song (Gregorian melody)
cantus planus
Plain song (Gregorian chant)
cruce, dum spiro, fido
while I breathe, I trust the cross
cruce signati
Marked with a cross; the Crusaders
crux
Cross
crux decussata
X-shaped cross of St. Andrew or St. Patrick
crux mihi ancora
The cross is my anchor
crux spes unica
The cross is the only hope (motto of Notre Dame University)
fiat lux
let there be light (Genesis)
deo volente
God willing
dei gratia
By the grace of god
anno domini
In the year of our lord
flat lux
Let there be light
laus deo
Praise to god
lares et penates
Household gods
laborare est orare
Work is prayer
dies irae
Day of wrath (the day of judgement)
domine dilrige nos
Lord direct us
dominus illuminatio mea
The lord is my enlightening
di te incolumem custodiant
May the Gods guard your safety (an official good-bye phrase)
deo volente
God willing
gaudeamus igitur
So let us rejoice
gloria in excelsis
Glory to god in the highest
laborare est orare
Work is prayer
lares et penates
Household gods
laus deo
Praise to god
ora pro nobis
Pray for us
peccavi
I have sinned
Vocatus atque
non vocatus
Deus aderit
Invoked or not invoked, the god is present
(Inscription on Carl Jung's tombstone,
Flutern Cemetery; Fluntern (Zurich, Switzerland))
Source: http://corsinet.com/braincandy/graves.html

a deo et rege
From god and the king
bona fides
Good faith