hinc illae lacrimae

hence those tears

Notes

From Terence, Andria, line 125. Originally literal, referring to the tears shed by Pamphilus at the funeral of Chrysis, it came to be used proverbially in the works of later authors, such as Horace (Epistula XIX, 41).

Words

  • hincafter this, from this place, hence, on every side
  • lacrimaetears, weeping