lupus in sermone

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lupus ("wolf") + in ("in") + sermōne, the ablative of sermo ("story, tale").

Interjection[edit]

lupus in sermōne

  1. (idiomatic) speak of the devil, talk of the devil, talk of the devil, and he will appear, it is he I was speaking of, of a person who comes just as we are talking about him

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