Thursday, 29 April 2010

post scriptum

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messenger set

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missive set

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classic set

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4 Bar flat notecards + envelopes (8 pack)

I'm not quite sure what strikes me more about these Latin phrases. I love the sound of the words and enjoy what each of them mean. All four phrases are perfectly suited to a stationery set. Simple, meaningful, casual or formal. The English translations below with notes from Wikipedia.

nota bene (abb. n.b.): "mark well" (That is, "please note" or "note it well".)

et cetera (abb. etc.): "and the rest" (In modern usages, also used to mean 'and so on' or 'and more'.)

sil vales valeo (abb. SVV) "if you are well, I am well" (A common beginning for ancient Roman letters. Also extended to si vales bene est ego valeo ("if you are well, that is good; I am well"), abbreviated to SVBEEV. The practice fell out of fashion and into obscurity with the decline in Latin literacy.)

ab imo pectore: "from the bottom of my heart" (More literally, "from the deepest chest". Attributed to Julius Caesar. Can mean "with deepest affection" or "sincerely".)


small caps said...

love that! I learned 6 years Latin in school.

Moose said...

Tail Wags,

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