Ngo Dinh Diem
Origin of per diem
Examples from the Web for diem
[John F. Kennedy, Jr., exits room] JFK: I was shocked by the death of Diem and Nhu.
Diem first agreed to carry out the changes, but he later reneged, setting off a series of incidents that led to his downfall.
A photo of the incident appeared in newspapers all over the world, putting pressure on the Diem regime to make religious reforms.
Locally, someone… I forget who… from time to time encourages young scholars to carpe the heck out of the diem.David McCullough at Wellesley Commencement: ‘You Are Not Special’ (Video)|The Daily Beast|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Kenyon lingers on scene, still asking for Bill to be "taken de die in diem."
Paucis post annis Ciceroni diem dixit Clodius tribunus plebis, quod cives Romanos indicta causa necavisset.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
Eo anno comes Devoniae, cui jam servierat viginti annos, diem obiit, patre ejus biennio ante defuncto.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)|John Aubrey
The wisest thing for you to do is to embark this diem Upon a merry escapade with some such bard as I am.Echoes from the Sabine Farm|Roswell Martin Field and Eugene Field
Diem noctemque continuare nullum probium, crebr ut inter vinolentos rix, raro conviciis sepius cede et vulneribus transiguntur.Ebrietatis Encomium|Boniface Oinophilus
Word Origin for carpe diem
- an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working
- (as modifier)a per-diem allowance
Word Origin for per diem
1786, Latin, "enjoy the day," literally "pluck the day (while it is ripe)," an aphorism from Horace ("Odes" I.xi), from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest (n.)).
Latin for “Seize the day”: take full advantage of present opportunities. This sentiment is found not only in classical literature but in much of English literature as well (see “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” and “Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, Lady, were no crime.”)
Enjoy the present and don't worry about the future, as in It's a beautiful day, so forget tomorrow's test—carpe diem! Latin for “seize the day,” an aphorism found in the Roman writer Horace's Odes, this phrase has been used in English since the early 1800s.