et cetera

Latin phrase (1)
et cet·​era | \ et-ˈse-tə-rə How to pronounce et cetera (audio) , -ˈse-trə also it-, nonstandard ek-, nonstandard ik- How to pronounce et cetera (audio) \

Definition of et cetera

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: and others especially of the same kind : and so forth abbreviation etc.

cetera desunt

Latin phrase (2)
ce·​te·​ra de·​sunt | \ ˌkā-te-ˌrä-ˈdā-ˌsu̇nt How to pronounce cetera desunt (audio) \
variants: or less commonly caetera desunt

Definition of cetera desunt (Entry 2 of 3)

: the rest are missing used especially to indicate that a manuscript is incomplete

desunt cetera

Latin phrase (3)
de·​sunt ce·​te·​ra | \ ˈdā-ˌsu̇nt-ˈkā-te-ˌrä How to pronounce desunt cetera (audio) \
variants: or less commonly desunt caetera

Definition of desunt cetera (Entry 3 of 3)

First Known Use of et cetera

Latin phrase (1)

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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et cetera

et cet·​era | \ et-ˈse-tə-rə How to pronounce et cetera (audio) , -ˈse-trə\

Kids Definition of et cetera

: and others of the same kind : and so forth : and so on

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