cave canem

Latin phrase
ca·​ve ca·​nem | \ ˌkä-wā-ˈkä-ˌnem How to pronounce cave canem (audio) \

Definition of cave canem

: beware the dog

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“Cave canem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cave%20canem. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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