List of Latin abbreviations

instante menseLatin abbreviationsphalm.typogr.compareD.M.S. (dis manibus sacrum), H.S. E. (hic situs est) e S. T. T. L. (Sit Tibi Terra Levis)in litt.nem. con.secSi opus sitsphalma typographicum
This is a list of common Latin abbreviations.wikipedia
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sensu latosensu stricto(s.l.)
A related usage is in a concept-author citation ("sec. Smith", or "sensu Smith"), indicating that the intended meaning is the one defined by that author.


abbreviatedsyllabic abbreviationabbrev
This is a list of common Latin abbreviations.

Modern English

EnglishModern18th century
Nearly all the abbreviations below have been adopted by Modern English.

Modus operandi

M.O.MOmodi operandi
However, with some exceptions (for example, versus or modus operandi), most of the Latin referent words and phrases are perceived as foreign to English.

United Kingdom

In July 2016, the government of the United Kingdom announced that its websites would avoid the use of Latin abbreviations.

Full stop

All abbreviations are given with full stops, although these are omitted or included as a personal preference in most situations.


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