Thursday, March 26, 2009

a.d. VII Kal. Apr.

aut disce aut discede (Winchester College)
Literal translation: either learn or leave

This motto from an English school sounds a bit harsh! Notice that “college” here does not mean post secondary school. Rather it refers to what we call a high school. In Latin aut…aut means “either…or.” You may remember the phrase Docendo discitur, “one learns by teaching.”

From Elizabeth Heimbach's book Latin Everywhere, Everyday