culpam poena premit comes

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "Punishment pursues fault as a comrade."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkul.pam ˈpoe̯.na ˈpre.mit ˈko.mes/, [ˈkʊɫ.pã ˈpoe̯.na ˈprɛ.mɪt ˈkɔ.mɛs]

Proverb[edit]

culpam poena premit comes

  1. Punishment follows closely behind crime's heels; crime doesn't pay.