List of Latin phrases (V)

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This page lists direct English translations of Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. Some of the phrases are translations of older Greek phrases, because Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of ancient Rome.

This list covers the letter V. For the main list, see: List of Latin phrases.

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Latin Translation Notes
vade retro, Satana Go back, Satan
vae victis Woe to the conquered
veni, vidi, vici I came, I saw, I conquered Allegedly said by Julius Caesar in a letter to the Roman Senate.
verbatim word for word
veritas truth
viva voce living voice
vox populi voice of the people
vox populi, vox Dei the voice of the people (is) the voice of God