ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
foreign term Etymology: Latin with the sword she seeks calm repose under liberty ; by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty — motto of Massachusetts

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  • Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem — is a Latin passage and the official motto of the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The phrase is often loosely translated into English as by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty . The …   Wikipedia

  • ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem — /en se pe tit plah ki dahm soob lee berdd tah te kwee ay tem/; Eng. /en see pee tit plas i dam sub lib euhr tay tee kwuy ee tem/, Latin. by the sword she seeks quiet peace under liberty: motto of Massachusetts. * * * …   Universalium

  • ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem — /en se pe tit plah ki dahm soob lee berdd tah te kwee ay tem/; Eng. /en see pee tit plas i dam sub lib euhr tay tee kwuy ee tem/, Latin. by the sword she seeks quiet peace under liberty: motto of Massachusetts …   Useful english dictionary

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