This authoritative and highly browsable guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of Latin words and phrases that have entered the English language. Readers will find over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs, translated with examples of usage and fascinating citations and explanations of their first occurrence. A detailed A-Z appendix lists all Latin authors from Augustine to Virgil, together with details of their life and work. A thematic index offers immediate access to the maxims and phrases relating to such topics as death, betrayal, gossip, love, and money.
A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phraseswill be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, and anyone properly curious about Latin’s influence on English.