de mortuis de nil nisi bonum

 (Lat.) Say nothing but good of the dead.

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  • 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 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

  • 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 — foreign term Etymology: Latin of the dead (say) nothing but good …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • List of Latin phrases (D) — Deo Gratias redirects here. For the computer game, see List of video games by Cryo Interactive. This page lists direct English translations of Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of …   Wikipedia

  • List of Latin phrases (N) — This page lists direct English translations of Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases, as Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of… …   Wikipedia

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