1. Imperfacundus Reprobatissimus

    • Civis Illustris
    I know, right. The roman version is much more badass.
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Bene vasatus = well-equipped, i.e. mentulatus.

    Read in the Historia Augusta.
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  3. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Munditias facere = "to make cleannesses", i.e. "to clean or tidy up"

    Just stumbled upon this fortuitously in the dictionary, but it occurs in Plautus and Cato.
  4. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    manum inicere: 2. In a jurid. sense, to seize, take possession of, as one's property, without a previous judicial decision (which was permitted, e. g. to a master on meeting with his runaway slave; v. injectio)

    Found this in that 12 tables sentence "si calvitur pedemve struit, manum endo iacito"
  5. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    There's a second idiom there, actually:
    Pedem struere:
  6. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    That's true!
  7. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Fumum/fumos vendere = "to sell smoke(s)", i.e. "to make empty promises"
  8. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Omnia summa facere = "to do all utmost things" = "to do one's utmost".

    Just chanced upon it in the dictionary; it occurs in Lucilius and Cicero.
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  9. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Funny, I just saw this in the Iudicium Coci et Pistoris Iudice Vulcano.

    Anyway, here's something from the dictionary:
    D. Prov.: arcem facere e cloacā, to make a mountain of a mole-hill Cic. Planc. 40.—
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  10. Matthaeus Vemortuicida strenuus

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    Location:
    Varsovia
  11. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    sunt enim Aegyptii, ut satis nosti, <in>venti ventosi, furibundi, iactantes, iniuriosi atque adeo vani, liberi, novarum rerum usque ad cantilenas publicas cupientes, versificatores, epigrammatarii, mathematici, haruspices, medici.

    (Historia Augusta)

    I am not sure, but my first interpretation of the above was "to such a point that public songs are made about it", i.e. "famously", "proverbially", or so. I found nothing to either confirm or disprove this.
  12. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Another one I found in the dictionary:
    Prov.: verba facit emortuo, he talks to the dead, i. e. in vain, Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 18.
  13. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Cornua vertere in aliquem, "to turn the horns against someone", "to turn against someone". In the context where I read it, the subject was a thing:

    Superest ea pars epistulae, quae similiter pro me scripta in memet ipsum uertit cornua; Apuleius talking about a letter the content of which was distorted by his accusers.
  14. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Manum non vertere: "not to turn a hand", that is, "not to do anything, not to make the slightest effort", but also, in the Apuleius passage where I read it, "not to care" (with an indirect question): Sed ego, quid de me Mezentius sentiat, manum non uorterim.
  15. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I don't know if this has been posted already, but nihil moror (aliquam rem): I don't care about (something). It's from the judicial phrase nihil morari aliquem meaning "to dismiss (someone)". nihil moror can also take an acc+inf or just an infinitive.

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