in hoc signo vinces
[ in -hohk -sig-noh -wing-keys; English in -hok -sig-noh -vin-seez ]
/ ɪn ˈhoʊk ˈsɪg noʊ ˈwɪŋ keɪs; English ɪn ˈhɒk ˈsɪg noʊ ˈvɪn siz /
in this sign shalt thou conquer: motto used by Constantine the Great, from his vision, before battle, of a cross bearing these words.
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