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- n. Truth, particularly of a transcendent character
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Bureau Veritas. See under bureau.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to a register of shipping in France on the principle of Lloyd's. The name has also been used for the same purpose in Norway and in Austria.
Veronica is a name derived from the Latin word veritas, for ‘truth,’ and icon for ‘image.’
Veracity is the English word for the Latin term veritas, which means “truth.”
The Latin word for truth is "veritas" - a goddess who the Romans believed was the mother of virtue.
"I imagine you took your name from the Latin veritas, meaning truth."
They say in vino veritas, meaning in wine there is truth (in my case it was actually in vodka veritas, but that's irrelevant).
That's because at Harvard "veritas" is a verb, not a noun.
There are people who would say, in vino veritas, meaning when you're drinking, that's when things you're really thinking come out.
In the early days of 1914-15, these newspapers would have long and weighty editorials which called forth longer and weightier letters from "veritas" and "old subscriber."
I have long thought that the motto 'in vino veritas' contains in it far more of 'veritas' than is dreamt of in most people's philosophy, and that the age of rampant total abstinence is the age of special falseness.
"In vino veritas," says the proverb which on this occasion lied most vilely; yet it was true in the only sense in which "veritas" is there used; for there was unbounded candor and frankness, under the inspiring hospitality of our host, aided by his skilful management of the conversation.
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