in hoc signo vinces

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A calque of the Ancient Greek ἐν (en) τούτῳ (toútōi) νίκα (níka) (en (en) toútōi (toútōi) níka (níka), in this, victory).



in hōc signō vincēs

  1. “in this sign thou wilt win”; “in this sign you will conquer”
    • 1905, O. Henry, Telemachus, Friend
      The pink of her face was the in hoc signo of a culinary temper and a warm disposition, and her smile would have brought out the dogwood blossoms in December.

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