vae victis

[ wahy wik-tees; English vee vik-tis ]
/ ˈwaɪ ˈwɪk tis; English ˈvi ˈvɪk tɪs /
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Latin.

woe to the vanquished.

Nearby words

  1. vadodara,
  2. vadose,
  3. vadose zone,
  4. vadsö,
  5. vaduz,
  6. vafio,
  7. vag,
  8. vagabond,
  9. vagabond's disease,
  10. vagabondage

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Word Origin and History for vae

vae victis

Latin, literally "woe to the vanquished," from Livy, "History" V.xlviii.9.

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