sic transit gloria mundi

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Etymology[edit]

From sīc (thus, so) + trānsit (it goes over, it crosses) the third person singular of trānseō (I go over, I cross) + glōria (glory) + mundī (of the world) the genitive of mundus (the world). Literally meaning "thus passes the glory of the world" or "thus goes the glory of the world".

Phrase[edit]

sīc trānsit glōria mundī

  1. (literally) Thus passes the glory of the world.
  2. Glory is fleeting; fame is fleeting