52 Common Latin Terms Everyone Should Know

52 Common Latin Terms Everyone Should Know


Are you confused by some of the foreign words and phrases we use in English? In this infographic, we share common Latin terms everyone should know.

Jennifer Frost writes: ‘English has borrowed many words and phrases from other languages.

Many of the common abbreviations and sayings we use today come from Latin. This now-dead language was spoken throughout the Roman Empire thousands of years ago.

Today, we take Latin’s influence for granted whenever we make an appointment for 9:15 a.m. or talk about a criminal’s M.O.

You can learn more about Latin abbreviations in GrammarCheck’s latest infographic:

52 Common Latin Terms Everyone Should Know

52 Common Latin Terms Everyone Should Know

Did you learn something new? Do you have anything to add? Let us know in the comments. We always like hearing from you!’

We hope this list of Latin words used in English helps you with your reading and writing.

Source for ‘52 Common Latin Terms Everyone Should Know’ infographic: Grammar Check

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  1. Anne Greening

    Is one allowed to add to this list? Here’s a few that spring to mind:
    Ab initio.
    Mutatis mutandis.
    Quod erat demonstrandum.
    Dolce et decorum est pro patria mori.
    Dum spiro spero.
    Amor vincit omnia.
    Rem acu tetegisti.
    Pro bono publico.
    Non sequitur

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