lacrimae rerum sunt

Latin quotation based on Virgil la·cri·mae re·rum sunt \ ˌlä-kri-ˌmī-ˈrā-ˌru̇m-su̇nt \

Definition of lacrimae rerum sunt


sunt lacrimae rerum

Latin quotation from Virgil sunt la·cri·mae re·rum \ su̇nt-ˌlä-kri-ˌmī-ˈrā-ru̇m \

Definition of sunt lacrimae rerum

: there are tears for things : there is pity for misfortune; also : there are tears in things : life is tragic

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