Tameri Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases by @TameriGuide #repost

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Latin Phrases

It’s a matter of taste and style, but not long ago American writers attempted to demonstrate their credentials to the world by including Latin and French phrases within works. A dash of Latin was expected of the moderately educated throughout the Western world.

– Words and Phrases –

  • annus mirabilis - wonderful year
  • arbiter elegantiae - judge of the elegant; one who knows the good things in life
  • bona fides - good faith; credentials