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veritas

[wey-ri-tahs; English ver-i-tas, -tahs]
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noun Latin.
  1. truth.
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in vino veritas

[in wee-noh we-ri-tahs; English in vahy-noh ver-i-tas, -tahs, vee-noh]
Latin.
  1. in wine there is truth.
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magna est veritas, et praevalebit

[mahg-nah est we-ri-tahs, et prahy-wah-le-bit; English mag-nuh est ver-i-tas, et pree-vuh lee-bit]
Latin.
  1. truth is great and will prevail.
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vincit omnia veritas

[wing-kit awm-ni-ah wey-ri-tahs; English vin-sit om-nee-uh ver-i-tas, -tahs]
Latin.
  1. truth conquers all things.
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in vino veritas

  1. in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk
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Word Origin and History for veritas

n.

Latin, literally "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (see very). Latin phrase in vino veritas is attributed to Pliny the Elder, though there is a Greek version of it.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

veritas in Culture

in vino veritas

[(in vee-noh ver-ee-tahs)]

A Latin phrase suggesting that people are more likely to say what they really feel under the influence of alcohol. It means, “There is truth in wine.”

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