from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. He (a person named) made it: a word commonly inscribed on a work of art, as a statue, etc., along with the name of the maker or designer: as, Stradivarius fecit (Stradivarius made it).


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  • He was very angry, and, seizing a pencil, wrote upon it, "_Tizianus fecit fecit_" -- meaning to say by this, "Truly, Titian did this!"

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  • De sua pecunia fecit or "Done with his own money."

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  • May I take this opportunity to wish all NLM readers a very happy and blessed Easter, in the words of the EF Martyrology: Hac die, quam fecit Dominus, Solemnitas solemnitatum, et Pascha nostrum: Resurrectio Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi secundum carnem.

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  • Where the bark is peeling off one branch on the figure's head, the picture is inscribed "Arcimboldo F," short for the Latin "Arcimboldo fecit" -- "Made by Arcimboldo" -- which was how he signed other paintings.

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  • Beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna Qui potens est.

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  • Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius, et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies timentibus eum.

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  • The derivation is “Akhá” = fastidire fecit, causing disinclination for food, the Matambre (kill — hunger) of the Iberians.

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  • Et egressus est Ionas de civitate et sedit contra orientem civitatis et fecit sibimet umbraculum ibi et sedebat subter illud in umbra, donec videret quid accideret in civitate.

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  • - Cantate Domino canticum novum: quia mirabilia fecit.

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  • [4] Cited in J.C. von Orelli, Inscriptionum latinarum selectarum amplissima collectio ad illustrandam Romanae Antiquitatis disciplinam accommodata, ac magnarum collectionum supplementum complura emendationesque exhibens (Zurich, 1828), Vol. 2, p. 4848 as "domum servavit, lanam fecit," but often paraphrased.

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