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Results for: rara avis (in terris) Translations: 1 – 30 / 32 Latin English rara avis (in terris) a rare bird (on earth) (i.e., a prodigy) (Juvenal) Amicus verus est rara avis A true friend is a rare bird amicus verus rara avis a true friend is a rare bird arma virumque cano, Troiæ qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit litora, multum ille et terris jactatus et alto vi superum, sævæ memorem Iunonis ob iram I sing of arms and the man who first from the shores of Troy came destined an exile to Italy and the Lavinian beaches, much buffeted he on land and on the deep by force of the gods because of fierce Juno’s never-forgetting anger (Virgil, opening lines of credo pudicitiam Saturno rege moratam in terris I believe that during the reign of Saturn (the Golden Age), chastity dwelt upon the earth decipit frons prima multos; rara mens intelligit quod interiore condidit cura angulo the first appearance deceives many; our understandings rarely reach to that which has been carefully reposed in the inmost recesses of the mind (i.e., looks can be deceiving, but actions produced under trial reveal the true character of the person) macies et nova febrium terris incubuit cohors a wasting disease and an unheard-of battalion of fevers have swooped down on the earth (Horace) nec est ad astra mollis e terris via the way from the earth to the stars is no easy one (Seneca) nec sit terris ultima Thule nor shall Thule be the extremity of the world (Seneca) non est ad astra mollis e terris via there is no easy way from the earth to the stars (Seneca and Cicero) Non est ad astra mollis e terris via There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. (Seneca) nullus argento color est avaris abdito terris silver has no shine while it is hidden in the miserly earth (Horace) O curvæ in terris animæ et cœlestium inanes! O you souls bent down to earth and void of everything heavenly! (Persius) omnia præclara rara all excellent things are rare (Cicero) omnibus in terris, quæ sunt a Gadibus usque Auroram et Gangem, pauci dignoscere possunt vera bona, atque illis multum diversa, remota erroris nebula in all the lands which stretch from Gades even to the region of the Dawn and the Ganges, there are few who are able, by removing the mist of error, to distinguish between what is really good and what is widely diverse (Juvenal) qualis avis, talis cantus; qualis vir, talis oratio as is the bird, so is its song; as is the man, so is his manner of speech quo nihil majus meliusve terris than whom was never anything greater or better on earth (Horace) quæ in terris gignuntur omnia ad usum hominum creantur the produce of the earth was all created for humanity’s use (Cicero) quæ nimis apparent retia, vitat avis if the net be spread too openly, the bird avoids the snare (Ovid) quæ regio in terris nostri non plena laboris? what region of the earth is not full of the story of our calamities? (Virgil) Rara avis A rare bird, i.e. An extraodinary or unusual thing. (Juvenal) rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno (or cycno) a bird rarely seen on earth, and very much resembling a black swan (i.e., something unique) (Juvenal) rara bonitas goodness is rare rara est adeo concordia formæ atque pudicitiæ so rare is the union of beauty with modesty (Juvenal) rara fides pietasque viris qui castra sequuntur faith and piety are rare among the men who follow the camp (whether political or military) (Lucan) rara temporum felicitate, ubi sentire quæ velis, et quæ sentias dicere licet such was the happiness of the times, that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought (Tacitus, said of the reigns of Nerva and Trajan) si foret in terris, rideret Democritus if Democritus were on earth, he would laugh (Horace) si foret in terris, rideret Heraclitus if Heraclitus were on earth, he would laugh unica semper avis the bird that is ever unique venient annis sæcula seris, quibus Oceanus vincula rerum laxet, et ingens pateat tellus, Tiphysque novos detegat orbes; nec sit terris ultima Thule in later years a time will come when Oceanus shall relax his bars and a vast territory shall appear, and Tiphys shall discover new worlds, and Thule shall be no longer the remotest spot on earth (Seneca, predicting the discovery of the New World)
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