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--- Ray Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


> >>> ``Quidquid latine dictum, altum viditur''
> >
> > I've seen this many, many times, usually with the
> "est" included,
>
> But not many times with *viditur I hope!
>
> The main thing that shrieked at me was the non-Latin
> word.
>
> > and usually glossed as "Whatever is said in Latin
> seems profound."
>
> Umm - 'dictum est' = "is said" - must be medieval,
> not Classical. But even
> in medieval Latin, "seems" is 'videtur'.
>

Then this one will set your teeth on edge:

"Magis magnos clericos non sunt magis magnos
sapientes".

(Francois Rabelais)



=====
Philippe Caquant


Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intellegor illis (Ovidius).

Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo (Horatius).

Interdum stultus opportune loquitur (Henry Fielding).

Scire leges non hoc est verba earum tenere, sed vim ac potestatem (Somebody).

Melius est ut scandalum oriatur, quam ut veritas relinquatur (Somebody else).

Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me).


		
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