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Meaning of "quo vadis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUO VADIS

Latin: from the Vulgate version of John 16:5.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUO VADIS

quo vadis  [ˈkwəʊ ˈvɑːdɪs] play
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WHAT DOES QUO VADIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quo vadis

Quo vadis?

Quo vadis? is a Latin phrase meaning "Where are you going?", or more precisely "Whither goest thou?". The modern usage of the phrase refers to a Christian tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome at the hands of the government, and along the road outside the city he meets a risen Jesus. In the Latin translation, Peter asks Jesus "Quo vadis?", to which he replies, "Romam vado iterum crucifigi". Peter thereby gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, to eventually be martyred by being crucified upside-down. The phrase also occurs a few times in the Vulgate translation of the Bible, notably in John 13:36 when Peter asks Jesus the same question, to which he responds, "Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me." The Church of Domine Quo Vadis in Rome is built where, according to legend, the meeting between Peter and Jesus took place.

Definition of quo vadis in the English dictionary

The definition of quo vadis in the dictionary is where are you going?.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUO VADIS


Aldiss
ˈɔːldɪs
Apodis
ˈæpədɪs
bodice
ˈbɒdɪs
caddice
ˈkædɪs
caddis
ˈkædɪs
Charybdis
kəˈrɪbdɪs
cowardice
ˈkaʊədɪs
dis
dɪs
diss
dɪs
druidess
ˈdruːɪdɪs
goddess
ˈɡɒdɪs
hendiadys
hɛnˈdaɪədɪs
jaundice
ˈdʒɔːndɪs
oldies
ˈəʊldɪs
prejudice
ˈprɛdʒʊdɪs
Pyxidis
ˈpɪksɪdɪs
Sardis
ˈsɑːdɪs
stewardess
ˈstjʊədɪs
warrandice
ˈwɔːrəndɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUO VADIS

quo vadis?
quo warranto
quoad
quod
quod erat demonstrandum
quodlibet
quodlibetarian
quodlibetic
quodlibetical
quodlibetically
quodlin
quohog
quoif
quoin
quoin post
quoist
quoit
quoiter
quoits

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUO VADIS

analysis
axis
basis
between Scylla and Charybdis
bis
crisis
Davis
de profundis
Francis
gratis
Harris
his
Illinois
is
lewis
mutatis mutandis
Santa Gertrudis
this
tinea pedis
Yezidis

Synonyms and antonyms of quo vadis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quo vadis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUO VADIS

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Translator English - Chinese

何去何从
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quo vadis
570 millions of speakers

English

quo vadis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्यू Vadis
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الوضع VADIS
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Quo Vadis
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quo Vadis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোথাও ভাদিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quo vadis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quo vadis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

quo vadis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

現状はVADIS
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현상 은 어디로 갈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quo vadis
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

quo Vadis
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Quo vadis
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कायदे व्हाडिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Quo vadis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quo vadis
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Quo Vadis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Quo Vadis
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quo Vadis
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

quo vadis
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quo vadis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quo Vadis
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quo vadis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quo vadis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUO VADIS»

The term «quo vadis» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.038 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUO VADIS» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUO VADIS»

Discover the use of quo vadis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quo vadis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Quo Vadis
As such, several historical figures appear in the book. As a whole, the novel carries an outspoken pro-Christian message. This novel contributed to Sienkiewicz's Nobel Prize for literature.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 2014
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Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Quo Vadis is the tale of a Roman general in Nero's army in the first century A.D. who risks everything when he falls in love with a Christian woman. This classic novel reveals a divided society.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 1998
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Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero, Tr. by Dr. S. A. ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 2010
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Quo Vadis Arbitration?: Sixty Years of Arbitration Practice ...
This is a book that will be warmly appreciated--and used--by arbitration specialists of any degree of expertise, anywhere in the world.
Pieter Sanders, 1999
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Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?
This book addresses questions such as quantum non-locality, the measurement problem, quantum insights into relativity, cosmology and thermodynamics, and the possible bearing of quantum phenomena on biology and consciousness.
Avshalom C. Elitzur, Shahar Dolev, Nancy Kolenda, 2006
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Whither Quo Vadis: Sienkiewicz's Novel in Film and Television
This book explores five surviving film adaptations which offer an exceptionally clear view of how ancient Rome is characterized on the big screen.
Ruth Scodel, Anja Bettenworth, 2009
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Quo Vadis, Graph Theory?: A Source Book for Challenges and ...
, What are the next important steps to take?. In short, Quo Vadis, Graph Theory?. The contributors to this volume have together provided a comprehensive reference source for future directions and open questions in the field.
J. Gimbel, J.W. Kennedy, L.V. Quintas, 1993
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Quo Vadis Medical Healing: Past Concepts and New Approaches
The present volume brings together papers on these topics in an unique interdisciplinary approach. The book provides an ethical framework for healthcare from a political perspective.
Susanna Elm, Stefan N. Willich, 2008
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Quo Vadis?: Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law
A timely contribution to the current direction of Vatican II's teachings on collegiality.
Mary McAleese, 2013
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Quo Vadis a Narrative of the Time of Nero, Volume I ...
"Quo Vadis" is a Latin phrase meaning "where are you going?
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUO VADIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quo vadis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quo vadis Malaysia? – Pascal Najadi
Who could have thought that the crisp news on US$700 million that went missing in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's private bank accounts could present ... «The Malaysian Insider, Jul 15»
2
Euro Union – Quo Vadis?
This week a slow-motion train wreck hit the wall in Europe. Greece's Syriza government came to power earlier this year on a mandate to keep Greece in the euro ... «Social Europe, Jul 15»
3
Quo Vadis, America?
“Natural law — God's law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God ... «Human Events, Jun 15»
4
Quo vadis, enzymology?
Enzymology has been a vital link between chemistry and biology in the second half of the twentieth century. A range of emerging scientific challenges is ... «Nature.com, Jun 15»
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Quo Vadis, Turkey?
With the Depression and the war behind us, the era of strongman regimes was over. It wasn't just Mussolini, Hitler or Franco; Churchill was rejected at the polls. «Hurriyet Daily News, Jun 15»
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Quo Vadis, Nigeria? Economy Rape Called Fuel Subsidy
Nigeria reminds me of a farmer who sells his harvested cassava for another party to process, and buys garri back. The buyer gains the peels and other ... «NAIJ.COM, May 15»
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Quo Vadis European Aviation?
Routes Europe 2015 officially opened in Aberdeen, Scotland yesterday with the hard-hitting Strategy Summit. The packed audience at the Aberdeen Exhibition ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
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Eastern Europe: Quo vadis
Slovenia is one of the most developed countries in Eastern Europe. As a country, which has a coast on the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Italy and Austria, ... «Daily Sabah, Apr 15»
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Quo Vadis Afghanistan? General Campbell Testifies on the Hill
Yesterday, the commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John F. Campbell, testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services ... «The Diplomat, Mar 15»
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Tourism industry: quo vadis?
Upmarket tourism is possibly one of the most misused terms that one finds in any strategic document mapping out the future direction of this important industry. «Times of Malta, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Quo vadis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quo-vadis>. Jun 2021 ».
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