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Meaning of "O tempora! O mores!" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD O TEMPORA! O MORES!

From Cicero's oration In Catilinam.
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PRONUNCIATION OF O TEMPORA! O MORES!

O tempora! O mores!  [əʊ ˈtɛmpɔːrɑː əʊ ˈmɔːreɪz] play
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WHAT DOES O TEMPORA! O MORES! MEAN IN ENGLISH?

O tempora! O mores!

O tempora o mores!

"O tempora o mores" is a sentence by Cicero in the fourth book of his second oration against Verres and First Oration against Catiline. It translates as Oh the times! Oh the customs! It is often printed as O tempora! O mores!, with the interposition of exclamation marks. In his opening speech against Catiline, Cicero deplores the viciousness and corruption of his age. Cicero is frustrated that, despite all of the evidence that has been compiled against Catiline, who has been conspiring to overthrow the Roman government and assassinate Cicero himself, and in spite of the fact that the senate has given senatus consultum ultimum, Catiline has not yet been executed. Cicero goes on to describe various times throughout Roman history where consuls have killed conspirators with even less evidence, sometimes – in the case of former consul Lucius Opimius' slaughter of Gaius Gracchus – based only on "quasdam seditionum suspiciones", certain suspicions of insurrection. This sentence is now used as an exclamation to criticize present-day attitudes and trends, often jokingly or wryly.

Definition of O tempora! O mores! in the English dictionary

The definition of O tempora! O mores! in the dictionary is oh the times! oh the customs!: an exclamation at the evil of them.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH O TEMPORA! O MORES!


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fraise
freɪz
fundraise
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graze
ɡreɪz
gyrase
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mores
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paraphrase
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WORDS THAT END LIKE O TEMPORA! O MORES!

bless!
fiddlesticks!
go to blazes!
Many happy returns!
simples!
starve the bardies!
to arms!

Synonyms and antonyms of O tempora! O mores! in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translator English - Chinese

Ø TEMPORA !
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Translator English - Spanish

O tempora !
570 millions of speakers

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O tempora! O mores!
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हे TEMPORA !
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Translator English - Arabic

يا tempora !
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

O Tempora !
278 millions of speakers

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O tempora !
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Translator English - Bengali

অস্থির!
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O tempora !
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O tempora!
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Translator English - German

O tempora !
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

入出力tempora !
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Translator English - Korean

O 의 TEMPORA !
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O tempora!
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Translator English - Vietnamese

O tempora !
80 millions of speakers

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ஓ!
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Translator English - Marathi

अस्थायी!
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Zaman!
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

O Tempora !
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O Tempora !
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Translator English - Ukrainian

O Tempora !
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Translator English - Romanian

O TEMPORA !
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Translator English - Greek

O Tempora !
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Translator English - Afrikaans

O temporo !
14 millions of speakers
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O tempora !
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Translator English - Norwegian

O tempora !
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «O TEMPORA! O MORES!»

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O Tempora! O Mores!: Cicero's Catilinarian Orations : a ...
Shapiro's historical essays bring a new dimension to Latin study, explaining the history and politics behind the texts. The volume is further amplified by a vocabulary, maps, a bibliography, and appendices.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Susan Olfson Shapiro, 2005
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O tempora, o Mores!:
Wie sich die literarische Kommunikation der Zeit zu dieser Entwicklung verhielt, untersuchen die hier versammelten Beitrage. Sie sind, wie bereits der Band 'Moribus antiquis res stat Romana' zur romischen Literatur des 3. und 2. Jhs. v.
Andreas Haltenhoff, Andreas Heil, Fritz-Heiner Mutschler, 2003
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The Hopetoun Stairs: A Collection of Songs for Wellington ...
One day a jolly fiddler was walking by the Nile, O Tempora ! O Mores ! When there crawled out from the river a nasty crocodile ; O Tempora ! O Mores ! He tried to eat the fiddler, you know the sort of way; Juchheirassassa ! O tempo-temporal To ...
‎1880
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Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of ...
Saw rising from the water A big black crocodile, O tempora! O mores! O mores! O 33? 35 m m mores ! Who wished him for a breakfast, Who wished him for a breakfast, And who knows what might be, who knows, and who knows what might be, ...
Henry Randall Waite, 1868
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O Tempora! O Mores!, Or, the Best New Year's Gift for a ...
Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time.
William Scott, 2012
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The Laurel Song Book for Advanced Classes in Schools, ...
3 And when the fiddle sounded, Beneath his skilful hands, O Tempora ! O Mores ! The crocodile began to dance Upon the desert sands. O Tempora ! О Mores ! Quadrilles, gavottes, and walties. Such steps you ne'ver saw ! Fal-lal-la-la-la-la, ...
William Lawrence Tomlins, 1921
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A Concise History of the Origin and Progress of Printing: ...
O tempora, o mores! Senatus hec intelligit, consul vidit: hie tamen vivit. vivit? imo vero etiam in senatum ver.it: sit publici confilii particeps: notat & defignat oculis ad cædem unumquemque nostrum. Nos autem viri fortes satisfacere reipub.
Philip Luckombe, William Caslon, 1770
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A vindication of the Church of England, from the errors and ...
... vanity, and glory in new and profane titles1TM." And yet this name of vanity, m Exclamare compellor ac dicere, O tempora ! O mores! Ecce. o. I I I 164 connurrrous or rum this new and -o. o. : {. The Universal Pastorship of the Catholic Church.
George Bull (bp. of St. David's.), Robert Bull, Harold Mumford, 1840
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The New-York Missionary Magazine, and Repository of ...
"O TEMPORA! O MORES!" 0 the Times ! Alas ! the Depravation of Morals I [ Extract from a Missionary Journal.] THURSDAY, I was in . As I was coming out ef this village, I had a view of the following picture of the depravation of morals, and the ...
Cornelius Davis, 1801
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An apology for the conduct of the Gordons: containing the ...
O Tempora! O mores! O! the profligacy the luxury, the venality of this age ! cried the unvenal Mifanthes, who fold out declamations on virtue, honour, and patriotifm, for bread and cheefe; and he wrote, and wrote, and wrote, till he had perfuaded ...
Loudoun Harcourt Gordon, Lockhart Gordon, Great Britain. Assizes (Oxford, England), 1804

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« EDUCALINGO. O tempora! O mores! [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/o-tempora-o-mores>. Mar 2019 ».
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