Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

de mortuis nil nisi bonum

foreign term de mor·tu·is nil ni·si bo·num \dā-ˈmȯr-tu̇-ˌēs-ˌnēl-ˌni-sē-ˈbȯ-ˌnu̇m\

Definition of de mortuis nil nisi bonum

    :  of the dead (say) nothing but good


Origin of de mortuis nil nisi bonum

Latin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up de mortuis nil nisi bonum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!