Mendax is derived from splendide mendax, which is from Horace and means “nobly untruthful.”
The notion expanded to denote a personal spirit and protector by the time Horace and Ovid wrote in the first century BC.
One of them, a private group called “Processing Horace Mann,” ballooned to more than 1,400 members within 25 hours of its genesis.
It sends a message to the world about what Horace Mann was meant to be—and hopefully what it will become.
Captain Horace Frank said officers are already accustomed to wearing latex gloves after an outbreak of MRSA a few years ago.
And Horace, too, for that instant was not like the Horace of old times.
At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.
Riches take wings, Horace, and a large family and unfortunate investments supplied them to mine.
In 1772 Horace Walpole compressed the glories of the place into a few sentences. '
Then all three laughed, although Horace but a moment before had looked very grave, and now he was quite white.
masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.
An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.