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montani semper liberi

[mohn-tah-nee sem-per lee-be-ree; English mon-tey-nahy sem-per lib-uh-rahy] /moʊnˈtɑ ni ˈsɛm pɛr ˈli bɛ ri; English mɒnˈteɪ naɪ ˈsɛm pər ˈlɪb əˌraɪ/
Latin.
1.
mountaineers (are) always free: motto of West Virginia.

semper fidelis

[sem-per fi-dey-lis; English sem-per fi-dey-lis, -dee-] /ˈsɛm pɛr fɪˈdeɪ lɪs; English ˈsɛm pər fɪˈdeɪ lɪs, -ˈdi-/
Latin.
1.
always faithful: motto of the U.S. Marine Corps.

semper idem

[sem-per ee-dem; English sem-per ahy-dem, id-em] /ˈsɛm pɛr ˈi dɛm; English ˈsɛm pər ˈaɪ dɛm, ˈɪd ɛm/
Latin.
1.
always the same.

semper paratus

[sem-per pah-rah-too s; English sem-per puh-rey-tuh s] /ˈsɛm pɛr pɑˈrɑ tʊs; English ˈsɛm pər pəˈreɪ təs/
Latin.
1.
always ready: motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.

sic semper tyrannis

[seek sem-per ty-rahn-nis; English sik sem-per ti-ran-is] /sik ˈsɛm pɛr tüˈrɑn nɪs; English sɪk ˈsɛm pər tɪˈræn ɪs/
Latin.
1.
thus always to tyrants (motto of the State of Virginia).
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British Dictionary definitions for semper

semper fidelis

/ˈsɛmpə fɪˈdeɪlɪs/
uknown
1.
always faithful

semper paratus

/ˈsɛmpə pəˈrɑːtəs/
uknown
1.
always prepared
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Word Origin and History for semper

semper idem

Latin, literally "always the same;" see semper- + identical.

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semper fidelis [(sem-puhr fi-day-lis)]

Latin for “always faithful”; the motto of the United States Marine Corps.

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