in hoc signo vinces

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A calque of the Ancient Greek ἐν ‎(en) τούτῳ ‎(toútōi) νίκα ‎(níka) ‎(en ‎(en) toútōi ‎(toútōi) níka ‎(níka), in this, victory).

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

in hōc signō vincēs

  1. “in this sign thou wilt win”; “in this sign you will conquer”
    • 1905, O. Henry, Telemachus, Friend
      The pink of her face was the in hoc signo of a culinary temper and a warm disposition, and her smile would have brought out the dogwood blossoms in December.

External links[edit]