January 10, 2008
January Latin Lesson.
Caveat emptor is a Latin phrase you sometimes see associated with the real estate business. It means, “Let the buyer beware!”. Wikipedia offers additional details on the phrase as well as a note on the seller’s version of the phrase, caveat venditor, “Let the seller beware!”.
Other widely recognized Latin phrases might include:
“I am not a fish.”
Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est.
“Yes, that is a very large amount of corn.”
Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si
marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
“How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”
Please find other useful Latin phrases here.