Dictionary

dum spiro, spero

foreign term dum spi·ro, spe·ro \dm-ˈspē-rō ˈspā-rō\

Definition of DUM SPIRO, SPERO

:  while I breathe, I hope —one of the mottoes of South Carolina
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of DUM SPIRO, SPERO

Latin

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dum vivimus vivamusPrevious Word in the Dictionary: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears