|a bird rarely seen on earth, and very much resembling a black swan (i.e., something unique) (Juvenal)||rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno (or cycno)|
|(acc.) me, that old black magic has ME in its spell||me|
|a bird flies to its own (i.e., birds of a feather flock together)||ales volat propriis|
|a crime of a very deep dye (i.e., one committed by a respected person) (Juvenal)||facinus majoris abollæ|
|a deadly hatred, and a wound that can never be healed (i.e., religious disagreement) (Juvenal)||immortale odium et nunquam sanabile vulnus|
|a dear mother (applied to one’s school; also applied to Mother Earth)||alma mater|
|a lengthy and momentous letter came from Capri (Juvenal, in reference to Emperor Tiberias’ missive from his residence at Capri condemning Sejanus in 31 CE; also rendered derisively as “a grand and wordy letter from Capri”)||verbosa ac grandis epistola venit a Capreis|
|a lucky man is rarer than a white crow (Juvenal)||felix ille tamen corvo quoque rarior albo|
|a man should know his own measure, and have regard to it in the smallest matters as well as the greatest (Juvenal)||noscenda est mensura sui spectandaque rebus in summis minimisque|
|a moment of smiling fortune is of more avail [to a soldier] than if he were recommended to Mars by a letter from Venus (Juvenal)||plus etenim fati valet hora benigni quam si nos Veneris commendet epistola Marti|
|a monster whose vices are not redeemed by a single virtue (Juvenal)||monstrum nulla virtute redemptum a vitiis|
|a poet of superior merit, whose vein is of no vulgar kind, who never tosses off anything trite, nor coins a trivial poem at the public mint, I cannot describe, but only recognize as a person whose soul is free from all anxiety (Juvenal)||sed vatem egregium cui non sit publica vena, qui nihil expositum soleat deducere, nec qui communi feriat carmen triviale moneta, hunc qualem nequeo monstrare, et sentio tantum, anxietate carens animus facit|
|a rare bird (on earth) (i.e., a prodigy) (Juvenal)||rara avis (in terris)|
|A rare bird, i.e. An extraodinary or unusual thing. (Juvenal)||Rara avis|
|a short term on earth is long enough for a good and honorable life (Cicero)||breve tempus ætatis satis est longum ad bene honesteque vivendum|
|a son of the earth (i.e., a person of low or unknown origin) (Persius)||terræ filius|
|a storm is gathering in the poetic world (Juvenal)||poëtica surgit tempestas|
|a third Cato has come down from heaven (Juvenal; said mockingly)||tertius e cœlo cecidit Cato|
|a third heir seldom enjoys what is dishonestly acquired (Juvenal)||de male quæsitis vix gaudet tertius hæres|
|A true friend is a rare bird||Amicus verus est rara avis|
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