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sic transit gloria mundi

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From sīc (thus, so) + trānsit (it goes over, it crosses) the third person singular of trānseō (I go over, I cross) + glōria (glory) + mundī (of the world) the genitive of mundus (the world). Literally meaning "thus passes the glory of the world" or "thus goes the glory of the world".

PhraseEdit

sīc trānsit glōria mundī

  1. (literally) Thus passes the glory of the world.
  2. Glory is fleeting; fame is fleeting