Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Dictionaries Word of the Day: RESPICE FINEM

RESPICE FINEM (REH-spih-keh FEE-nehm)

look before you leap

Literally "examine the end." The full proverb, quidquid agas prudenter agas et (KWIHD-kwihd AH-gahs proo-DEN-tehr AH-gahs et) respice finem, may be translated as, "whatever you do, do with caution, and look to the end."


from Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others by Eugene Ehrlich

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