lupus in sermone

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lupus (wolf) + in (in) + sermōne, the ablative of sermō (story, tale).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlu.pus in ˈser.mo.ne/, [ˈɫʊ.pʊs ĩ ˈsɛr.mɔ.nɛ]

Interjection[edit]

lupus in sermone

  1. (idiomatic) speak of the devil, talk of the devil, talk of the devil, and he will appear, it is he I was speaking of, of a person who comes just as we are talking about him

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