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gaudeamus igitur

/ˌɡaʊdɪˈɑːmʊs ˈɪɡɪˌtʊə; ˌɡɔːdɪˈeɪməs ˈɪdʒɪtə/
let us therefore rejoice
Word Origin
from a medieval student song
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  • It was a quodlibet from “gaudeamus igitur,” “Vive la joie,” and “God save the king.”

    Walter Pieterse Multatuli
  • Above the painting was the motto "gaudeamus igitur," resting on a gilt lyre and torch.

  • But now Feldmann was singing "gaudeamus igitur," so the captain joined in too.

    The Outrage Annie Vivanti
  • Let us clink glasses, Dmitri, and sing as of old, gaudeamus igitur!'

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev

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