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Borrowed from Latin vēnī vīdī vīcī; literally: I came, I saw, I conquered. From vēnī (I came), the first person perfect tense form of veniō (I come) + vīdī (I saw), the first person perfect tense form of videō (I see) + vīcī (I conquered), the first person perfect tense form of vincō (I conquer, I defeat).

Coined by Roman general and consul Julius Caesar in 47 BC as the full text of his message to the Roman senate describing his recent victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus in the Battle of Zela.

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veni, vidi, vici

  1. Used to refer to belligerence.

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From vēnī (I came) the first person perfect tense form of veniō (I come) + vīdī (I saw) the first person perfect tense form of videō (I see) + vīcī (I conquered) the first person perfect tense form of vincō (I conquer, I defeat). Coined by Roman general and consul Julius Caesar in 47 BC as the full text of his message to the Roman senate describing his recent victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus in the Battle of Zela.

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  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈweː.niː ˈwiː.diː ˈwiː.kiː/, [ˈweː.n̪iː ˈwiː.d̪iː ˈwiː.kiː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈve.ni ˈvi.di ˈvi.t͡ʃi/, [ˈvɛː.ni ˈviː.d̪i ˈviː.t͡ʃi]

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vēnī vīdī vīcī

  1. I came, I saw, I conquered