oderint dum metuant

Latin quotation from Lucius Accius
ode·​rint dum me·​tu·​ant | \ ˈō-de-ˌrint-ˌdu̇m-me-tu̇-ˌänt How to pronounce oderint dum metuant (audio) \

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: let them hate, so long as they fear

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“Oderint dum metuant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oderint%20dum%20metuant. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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