duabus sellis sedeo

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally meaning "I sit on two saddles". Compare the Icelandic bera kápuna á báðum öxlum (to carry the coat on both shoulders).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /duˈaː.bus ˈse.de.oː ˈsel.liːs/, [dʊˈaː.bʊs ˈsɛ.de.oː ˈsɛl.liːs]

Verb[edit]

duābus sellīs sedeō

  1. to fall between two stools, keep in with both parties, to sit on two stools, to wear two hats