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Quiz: Do You Know These Latin Phrases?

Edited By: Shai Kuritzky
 While Latin is considered a dead language, not in use in any real capacity, it's still considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and even philosophical languages ever spoken. Indeed, many phrases are still used today, because they are just so elegant and lovely to hear.

Do you remember what these following Latin phrases mean? We'll start you off easy and challenge you a bit more as you progress through our 15 questions. To answer correctly, pick the most accurate translation of the Latin phrase into English. Good luck!
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What does 'Carpe Diem' Mean?
Live every day to the fullest
Start your day
Seize the day
Conquer life
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What does 'Veni, Vidi, Vici' Mean?
I Saw, I Won, I Conquered
I Came, I Conquered, I Win
I Conquered, I Won, I Rule
I Came, I Saw, I Conquered
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What does 'Postmortem' Mean?
After death
After life
Before life
Before death
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What does 'Anno Domini' Mean?
My domain
In the year of the Lord
This year
Annual day of celebration
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What does 'Mea Culpa' Mean?
My wife
My culprit
My fault
My scalp
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What Does 'Ave Maria' Mean?
Mother Mary
Marie's Eve
Holy Maria
Hail Mary
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What Does 'Et Cetera' Mean?
And other things
As mentioned before
Including this
More of the same
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What Does 'Rigor Mortis' Mean?
Sick person
After death
Stiffness of death
A careful person
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What Does 'Cogito Ergo Sum' Mean?
Thought is the sum of life
I am my mind
My thoughts are who I am
I think, therefore I am
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What Does 'Deus Ex Machina' Mean?
God sees all
God from a machine
Machines are tools of God
God controls machines
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What Does 'Semper Fidelis' Mean?
Simply loyal
Strong faith
Always faithful
Ever vigilant
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What Does 'Per Capita' Mean?
Per household
Per person
Per family
Per capital
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What Does 'Circa' Mean?
Year
Best guess
Circle
Around
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What Does 'Caveat Emptor' Mean?
Emperor ruling
Rule by condition
Covet the empire
Buyer beware
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What Does 'Vox Populi' Mean?
Vote of the people
Power of the populace
Power of the poor
Voice of the people
Not Quite the Roman Yet
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No one can blame you for not scoring high on this test, after all, Latin is a dead language, and hardly useful. Still, it can be beautiful at times, and some phrases are still around. So if you find yourself interested, read the answers and learn a bit more about it.
A Roman in Training!
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Very good! You are on your way to being a real Roman by answering most of the questions correctly! Have a quick look at what you got wrong, or take another stab at it.
A Full Roman!
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Your knowledge of Latin phrases is quite impressive! You've obviously had a good education and know your way around even some dead languages. We hereby declare you a true Roman and we salute you!
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