Natura non facit saltus
Nature does not jump. Scientific aphorism used to express that there is no interruption between the natural species and the genres since despite their diversity there is always something between them that makes them similar or relates them.
Natura simplicibus gaudet
Nature is pleased with small things.
Naturam ducem sequi
Follow nature as a guide.
To set sail
To run ashore a vessel.
Navis in portum coniecta est
The vessel was released at port.
Ne cupide agerent, atque… ut malent
(To be disposed) to do nothing for passion as opposed to prefer on the contrary…
Ne ego homo infelix fuit
Probably I was an unfortunate man.
Ne fugae quidem patebat locus
There was no possible place not even for the escape.
Ne homines quidem
Not even men.
Ne illi vehementere errant qui …
Certainly the ones that ….are really mistaken…
Ne longus sit
Ne puero gladium
Not to trust the sword to a child.
Ne quid nimis
Nothing too much.. Maxim imputed to Solon (640-558 a.C.), one of the 7 Greek wise men, transcribed into Latin by Publius Terentius (190-158 B.C.). It means that all excess is dangerous.
Do not resist.
Ne sint in senectute vires
Even though there is not strength at the old age.
Nec deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice modus
Do not make God participate unless the drama deserves to be untangled by God. Dictate of Horace, in the Poetic Art on the tragedy. He suggests to drama authors to be prudent when using God at the end of tragedies so making the Deus ex machina participate only when the type of play deserves it.
Nec latuere doli fratrem Iunonis
Not even the deceits of Juno were hidden to his brother.
Nec litteras didicit, nec natare
He did not learn to read or anything. It is used to refer to a man totally ignorant.
Nec mortale sonans
Voice which does not have mortal accent. Hemistich of Virgil’s in Aeneid VI.
Nec pluribus impar
Equally to many, inferring suns. Motto of Louis XIV, King of France, who made the majesty of his throne to be represented with the shape of the sun under which those words were written. He wanted to express that his glory and magnificence were bigger than many suns, which is bigger than anything existing.
Nec plus ultra (o) non plus ultra
It is necessary.
Necessitas caret lege
Need lacks law. It is used to indicate that what we do as a consequence of an imperative need or a bigger one cannot be attributed to us.
The urgency of the moment.
Business manager, kind of agent.
Nobody contradicting. Words used at the Court to express a general agreement.
Without contradiction, disagreement or opposition of any kind. By unanimous vote; by all the votes.
Neminem fugit quid sit optimum
Nobody is hidden on what is the best.
Nemo beatus est nisi sapiens
Nobody is blessed only the wise.
Nemo contentus sua sorte
Nobody is happy with his luck.
Nemo cum alterius damno locupletior fieri debe
Nobody should benedict from somebody’s detriment. Digest’s rule which states that it is prohibited to benefit at the expense of somebody else.
Nemo dat quod non habet
Nobody gives what he lacks. Disgest rule which states that nobody can give to another more rights than the ones he has.
Nemo est qui…
There is nobody that …
Nemo in sua patria propheta
Nobody is a prophet in his country. Words of Christ.
Nemo invitus compellitur ad communionem
Nobody can be obliged to own together with another. Roman law rule.
All without failing one.
Nemo potest duobus dominis servire
Nobody can serve two lords.
Nemo praesumitur malus nisi probetur
Nobody can be considered bad if that is not proved. Legal aphorism due to the fact that the crime and the evil are an exception, therefore it is necessary to provide conclusive evidence in order to be considered an offender.
Nemo praesumitur malus nisi probetur
Nobody is considered a prophet in his country.
By no means.
Neque caecum ducet, neque amentem consultorem
Not to accept a blind as a guide, or a weak man as counselor. It expresses the inconvenience and danger of letting somebody be guided by incompetent persons.
Neque in bonis neque in malis velis esse singularis
You do want to distinguish neither in the good nor in the bad. Aphorism which condemns the excessive eagerness to show oneself.
Neque interesse, ipsosne interficiant, impedimentisne exuant
And there is no difference between crucifying them or depriving them of their baggage.
Not for any more time no…
Neque semper arcum tendir Apolo
Not always does Apollo have his arch stretch. Words of Horace which indicate that not always we should work but that resting is also necessary.
Nescio quid de nobis futurum sit
I do not know what to do of ourselves.
Nescio quo pacto
I do not know how.
Nescis quid vesper serus trahat
You ignore what the night may bring. It is used to indicate that we should not trust in tomorrow since we do not know whether there may be something that prevents us from reaching our purposes.
Nescit vox missa reverti
The word that is not released cannot be taken. Expression of Poetic Art of Horace which teaches us that we should be very limited and concerned with our words so that we do not regret saying them. The King Alfonso the wise says: “Every man should keep his word a lot, since afterwards gets out of the mouth, the man cannot prevent it from being said”.
Confinement, Sale contract. When the debtor was unable to pay upon maturity he was delivered to the creditor for the scale and weight, however this was cause of mancipium only from the civil laws referred to as Jus Papiridium (VII century B.C.) onwards, since before them, in those cases the debtor was taken as slave.
Nihil actum reputans si quid superesset agendum
Believing there was nothing done while something was pending to be done.
Not to wonder on anything. Answer said to be given by Pythagoras to anybody asking him whether he wondered about something.
Nihil aliud loquor nisi de
I say nothing but only about.
Nihil aliud nisi
Not another thing but, not another thing that.
Nihil causae dico quin
I do not oppose to.
Nihil causae est quin
There is no reason against.
Nihil de mortuis nisi bonum
About the dead only the good should be said. Suggestion based on charity.
Nihil de principe, parum de Deo
Nothing of the prince, few things of God.
Nihil difficile amanti
There is nothing difficult for the one who loves. Words of Cicero.
Nihil est in intellectu, quod prius non sit in sensu
There is nothing in the intelligence which was not first in the senses. Philosophical maxim of an unknown author cited by Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655) in an affirmative manner.
Nihil facere aliquid
Not the believe in one thing.
Not so much.
Nihil humani a me alienum puto
Nothing that is human do I consider far from me. Words of Terentius which warn us on the fact that we can suffer the same sins, misfortunes and addictions as the others.
Nihil lacryma citius arescit
Nothing dries more quickly than a tear. Words of Cicero.
Nihil medium est
There is no middle. Latin proverb applied when we should choose from two equally bad parties.
Nihil mortalibus arduum est
There is nothing impossible to the man. Words of Horace (Ode I) addressed to Virgilus.
Nihil novum sub sole
There is nothing new under the sun.
Nihil pensi habere
To have no qualms.
Nihil perterritus est
He did not terrify not even a little.
Nihil probat qui nimium probat
Nothing is proved by the one who proves too much.
Nihil sciri potest, ne id ipsum quidem
Nothing can be known, not even this.
Nihil scribo; lego autem libenter
I do not write anything but read with great pleasure.
Nihil tam absurdum, quod non dictum sit ab aliquo philosophorum
There is no nonsense that has not been said by a philosopher.
Nihil tibi interest
Nothing matters to you.
Nihil vita antiquius existimare
To have nothing in a higher position than life.
However, not for that.
Nimium ne credere colori
Do not trust so much on the brightness of its color. End of a poem of Virgilus addressed by the priest Coridon to Alejo. It has been interpreted as: Do not trust appearances.
From the Greek nymphe: small lips of the vulva, nymph and of the obsession: craziness, disordered wish. Sexual hyperesthesia of the woman. It depends on the peripheral or central cause, it may be caused by the genital itching, the eczema and the effect of some toxics.
Unless that by chance.
Nisi forte insanit
Unless he is crazy.
Nitimur in vestitum semper, cupimusque negata
We are always tempted by the prohibited and we wish the things that we are denied. (Ovidius in Loves).
Nobili genere natus
Born from a noble family.
Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus
Virtue is the only true nobility.
Noctis erat medium
It was midnight
Noctuas Athenas affere
Take owls to Athens.
Nocturna versate suam, versate diurna
Browse them during the day, browse them at night. Poem of Horace in Poetic Art where he suggests the young writers to develop their own style and ideas based on the Greek authors and to study their works during the day and the night.
What hurts teaches. It suggests that pain is a very efficient training. In Greek it was said pathemata mathemata, sufferings are training.
Nolebas aut non audebas
You did not want or you did not dare.
Noli committere ut
Do not give opportunity to.
Nolie dare sanctum canibus, neque mitatis margaritas vestras ad porcos
Do not intend to give the dogs what is blessed, do not throw your pearls to the pigs. It teaches that holy things should be given a holy treatment.
Noliti judicare et non judicabimini
Do not judge and you will not be judged. Words of Christ.
I would not want.
To have distaste against somebody.
Has designated for us. Formula used in the pontifical bulls which gave the canonic institution to the bishop appointed by the French government.
Non (o haud) nimis
Not so much.
Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro
Not even for the whole gold of the world is freedom sold. Freedom is such a valuable property for men that understandably, is placed before all the gold of the world.
Non causa bis in idem
Two times over the same. Legal maxim by which the same offence is not subjected to more than one prosecution, unless it is proved in the second offence that there was fraud in the first offence.
Non causa pro causa
There is no cause for a cause.
Non cuivis homini contingit adire Corinthum
Not anybody is granted to go to Corinth.
Non debet, cui plus licet, id quod minus est non licere
The one who is not permitted the most should be permitted the less. Rule 21 of Title 17, book 50 of the Digest. On the contrary the law that permits the less should be interpreted as prohibiting the most.Consequently the one who should donor by law can also sell; and on the contrary the one who cannot sell let alone donor.
It is not convenient.
Non deserit alta
Do not abandon the summit.
I do not doubt.
Non dubito quin
I do not doubt that.
Non eget testibus
Does not need witnesses.
Non est (o) non erat, hic locus
It is not or it was not here the place. Words of Horace in his Epistle to the Pisos, applied when opportunity is trespassed.
Non est ad astra mollis a terris via
It is not a threshed or easy path the one that goes from the earth to the stars. It means that immortality is not achieved without great efforts.
Non est bonum esse hominem solum: faciamus ei adjutorium simile sibi
It is not good that men be alone: let do a help similar to him.
Non est discipulus supra magistrum
The student should not be over the teacher. It is used to express the obedience to the superiors.
Non est falsum sine dolo
There is no deceitfulness without duress. Legal aphorism which expresses that for there to be punishable deceitfulness it is not enough that it has been materially committed but that it has been committed with criminal and fraud intent, that is with the deliberate intent to alter the truth.
Non est magnum ingenium sine melancholia
There is not great cleverness neither gloom.
Non est tanti
There is not so much for.
Non excidit mihi
I have not forgotten that.
It is not convenient.
Non exprobrandi causa
Without intention to throw it on the face.
Non fuit fortis aut prudens
It was neither brave nor judicious.
Non fulgetis extrinsecus, gloria vestra intus est
You don’t bright on the outside, your glory is in the inside. Words of Seneca which mean that the man is worth more for his moral qualities than for his outside clothes.
Non fumum ex fulgore, sed ex fumo dare lucem
Not to take out smoke from the light, but splendor from the smoke. It means that from big things fussy and insignificant consequences should not be inferred, but on the contrary significant consequences should be inferred.
Non habere nauci aliquem
To take no attention of anything.
Non hic locus est ut
This is not the place of.
Non id ago
I do not engage in this.
Non ignara mali, miseris seccurrere disco
Knowing the evil myself, s‚ helping the unfortunate. Line of Virgilus applicable to the sympathetic persons having experienced the misfortune.
Non insolo pane vivit homo
The man does not only live on food. Words of Christ.
Non libet augurari
I do not like to risk prophesies.
It is not clear.
Not at all.
Non metuo, quin
I do not doubt that no.
Non missura cutem nisi plena cruoris hirudo
Non modo non… sed etiam
Not only not… but also.
Non modo non… sed ne… Quidem
Not only not… but also not even.
Non modo… sed etiam
Not only… but also.
Non multa, sed multum
Not many things, but a lot. Words assigned to Pliny the young (62-114), expressing that it is better to learn few important things rather than many unimportant ones.
Non munera pecunia
Not in constant currency.
Non nihilo aestimare
Assess in something.
It refers to a overturning clause by which those acts deriving from the roman chancery overturn the rules established by the pontifical constitutions, provincial councils and even the general councils..
It does not smell bad. Latin words referring to the money; it seems they were repeated by Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus, emperor from 69 to 79, when he heard that his son Titus criticized him for having imposed a tax on sewers.
Non omne, quod licet, honestum est
Not everything that is lawful is honest. Legal aphorism of Paulus in the Digest.
Non omnia possumus omnes
Not everybody can do everything. Phrase of Gaius Lucilius (149-104 B.C.), used by Virgilius in his Eclogues (VIII) to indicate that the capabilities of everybody are not the same.
Non omnis moriar
Not to die, forever. Expressed by Horace in one of his Odes to indicate that his works would survive him.
Non oportet equi inspicere donati
It is not advisable to check the horse given to us. It means it is back talk to look for defects on things bestowed; it would be like knowing the age of the horse being received as gift.
Non oportet studere sed studuisse
It is not important to study, but to have studied. Used to mean that human knowledge cannot be obtained with the application at the moment, but through the prior and regular study.
Non passibus aequis
With his uneven step. End of a poem of Virgilius (Aeneid II).
The last degree of perfection. It is said in Madrid.
Non plus ultra
Not beyond. According the legend a place where for the olds the earth ended. Translation of what was written by Hercules on the columns of Abila and Calpe. It is used in Spanish as male noun to ponder things, exaggerating them or raising them to the highest point they can reach.
We cannot. Words addressed by Saint Peter to the prince of Sanhedrin’s clergymen and which were repeated by many Popes in order to deny to many demands of the civil authorities. This was the manner in which Pio IX answered to Napoleon III who pretended the Pontific Status be assigned to Victor Manuel, King of Italy. These words are used to express an absolute denial.
Non quid debetur refert, sed qua mente
It does not matter what is given, but the intention with which it is given. Words of Seneca to express that when a gift is done to us we should consider the intention or good wish of the donor rather than the value of the gifted thing.
Non semper arcum endit Apolo
Apollo has not always his bow extended. Words of Horace to express that we should sometimes rest from the work we are doing.
Non sine causa
Not without reason.
Non sine labore
There is nothing without work. Venture or motto of Cardinal Juan Francisco Pablo de Gondi, Cardinal of Retz (1613-1679)
Non sine te, nec tecum vivere possum. Nec possum tecum vivere sine te
I cannot live with you, neither without you. Phrase used to express a great infatuation. The origin of it is in Ovid (Loves III) and in Marcus Valerius Martialis (40-104) in Epigrams XII.
Non sunt facienda mala ut veniat bona
Evil should not be done to reach the good. Latin proverb by which it is condemned the theory of the ones who say that the purpose justifies the means.
Non videbis annos Petri
You will not see Peter’s years. This was said since Saint Peter governed for 24 years. Therefore it was a habit to warn the Pontiffs on this, however Pio IX governed the Church for 32 years and Len XIII, 25.
Non vivere, sed valere vita, oportet
It does not worth so much living than enjoying life.
Can’t you see?
Nos animae viles
We, unimportant creatures.
Of our time.
With our own force.
Novae bellandi rationes
New methods to do the war.
New manner to fight.
New method to interpret nature. Work of Francis Bacon Published in 1620. The Novum Organum is the second part of the Great Instauratio and it is a complete exhibition of the experimental method.
Delivery of the punished. Act by which the paterfamilias in order to free from the liability of a offence committed by somebody under his authority he delivered the person to the one damaged so that he be compensated through the offender’s work. This was the most general cause of the mancipium.
A blame at the cost of gold.
Nudus agris paternis
Deprived of fatherly lands.
Nulla dies sine linea
No day without a line. Proverb that suggests not to abandon the exercise of the art, skill or profession. It derives from what is told by Caius Plinius Secundus Pliny the Elder of Apelles (23- ?), who spend every day drawing at least one line.It also means figuratively that it is a lost day the one spend without doing anything of benefit.
Nulla est causa quin
Nothing prevents that, there is no reason so that no.
Nulla est redemptio
There is no more relief. Used to express that a thing cannot be corrected.
Nulla fuit civitas, quin Caesari pareret
There was no city that did not submitted itself to the Caesar.
Nulla interposita mora
Nulla lex satis commoda omnibus est
No law is comfortable enough for everybody. Sentence of Marcus Porcius Cato, called the Ancient and the Censor (234-149 B.C.), used to express that there is no law that even though it may be good it will satisfy wholly all the citizens.
Nulla res una
Not even a thing.
Nulli opera eius defuit
Nobody has ever lack his support.
To nobody. Nature to which the slave abandoned by his owner turned into, since even though he was not considered a person he was not even considered as a pure thing.
Of no consideration.
Without any danger.
Nullum esse, librum tam malum, ut non aliqua parte prodesset
(Said) that there was no book that in any section of it was not able to be useful. Thought cited by Caius Plinius Cecilius Secundus, Plinius the Young (61-114) about his uncle Pliny the Old.
Nullum est jan dictum, quod non dictum est prius
Words of Publius Terentius (190-158) used to express that there is nothing said which was not already said.
Nullum partis delictum innocenti filio paena est
The innocent child should never suffer the punishment for the offence of the father. Roman law rule by which the innocence of the child is shown.
Nullus est qui
There is nobody that.
Nullus videtur dolo facere qui suo jure utitur
The one who enforces his rights cannot be considered as guilty of duress. This sentence of the jurist Gaius teaches that the one who only enforces his right cannot damage anybody not be declared as a consequence responsible for the damage caused to a third party.
Nulum magnum ingenium sine mixturae dementiae fuit
There is no big cleverness without a shade of insanity. Words of Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4-65) in De Tranquilitate Animi which suggest that the preponderante of clever thoughts may turn the man abnormal.
Num infitiari potes…?
Can you probable deny…?
Num quis dubitat?
Does anybody doubt?
Numquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit
Nature and pure philosophy do never change.
Numquam est fidelis cum potente societas
Partnership with a powerful is never safe.
Nunc dimitis servum tuum, Domine
Now, God, you bid farewell your servant.
Nunc est bibendum
Time to drink. Popular Ode of Horace starting with Duch words and which was created to celebrate the success of Actium. The principle of it is the imitation of the poetry of Alcaeus (VI century B.C.) against the despot Nursilo.
Nunc surgendum censeo
Now I believe it is convenient to insurgence oneself.
Serious formulation of a vote.
Order that no.
To be dead.
Nutrisco et extringuo
Nurture well and destroy bad. Venture or motto of Francis I of France (1494-1547).