de mortuis nil nisi bonum
foreign term Etymology: Latin of the dead (say) nothing but good

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • de mortuis nil nisi bonum — [dā môr΄to͞o is nil′ nē′sē bō′noom] 〚L〛 (say) nothing but good of the dead * * * …   Universalium

  • de mortuis nil nisi bonum — [dā môr΄to͞o is nil′ nē′sē bō′noom] [L] (say) nothing but good of the dead …   English World dictionary

  • De mortuis nil nisi bonum — De mortuis nihil nisi bonum is a Latin phrase which indicates that it is socially inappropriate to say anything negative about a (recently) deceased person. Sometimes shortened to nil nisi bonum, the phrase derives from the sentence de mortuis… …   Wikipedia

  • nil nisi bonum — [nil΄ nī΄sī bō′nəm] 〚L〛 short for DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONUM * * * …   Universalium

  • nil nisi bonum — [nil΄ nī΄sī bō′nəm] [L] short for DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONUM …   English World dictionary

  • de mortuis de nil nisi bonum —  (Lat.) Say nothing but good of the dead …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • De gustibus non est disputandum — De gustibus non disputandum est is a Latin maxim. It means “one must not dispute about tastes.” (literally, tastes are not disputable , or even more so, There will not be a disputing of tastes. ) [1][2] The implication is that opinions about… …   Wikipedia

  • nil ni|si bo|num — «nihl NY sy BOH nuhm», Latin. nothing but good (abbreviated from de mortuis nil nisi bonum, of the dead say nothing but good) …   Useful english dictionary

  • De jure — Liste des locutions latines Voir « Locutions latines&# …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste de locutions latines — Cet article contient une liste de locutions latines présentée par ordre alphabétique. Pour des explications morphologiques et linguistiques générales, consulter l article : Expression latine. Sommaire  A   B … …   Wikipédia en Français

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