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anno mundi

[ahn-noh moo n-dee; English an-oh muhn-dahy, -dee]
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Latin.
  1. in the year of the world.

sic transit gloria mundi

[seek trahn-sit gloh-ri-ah moo n-dee; English sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh muhn-dahy, -dee, glohr-, -zit]
Latin.
  1. thus passes away the glory of this world.
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Examples from the Web for mundi

Historical Examples

  • Mundi, his capital, contains about 1000 houses, all of stone.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • The Cymbalum mundi is a curious anticipation of the 18th century.

  • A topographical work, with the somewhat misleading title Mappa mundi, completes the list of his more important writings.

  • His youngest son has a motor-garage, and Polchester has asphalt—sic transit gloria, mundi.

    Jeremy

    Hugh Walpole

  • Here were large excited crowds streaming to and fro between the Mosque and the Mundi—material inflammable as gunpowder.

    Far to Seek

    Maud Diver


British Dictionary definitions for mundi

sic transit gloria mundi

  1. thus passes the glory of the world
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Word Origin and History for mundi

sic transit gloria mundi

c.1600, Latin, literally "thus passes the glory of the world;" perhaps an alteration of a passage in Thomas Á Kempis' "Imitatio Christi" (1471).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

mundi in Culture

Sic transit gloria mundi

[(sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh moon-dee)]

Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.

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Idioms and Phrases with mundi

sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent—sic transit gloria mundi. This expression, Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world,” has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.

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