cave canem

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Latin[edit]

Pompeii mosaic bearing the warning "cave canem"

Etymology[edit]

From cavē (beware (you)) (the singular imperative of caveō) + canem (the accusative singular of canis (dog)). Literally meaning: "beware the dog".

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

cavē canem

  1. beware of the dog