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veritas

[wey-ri-tahs; English ver-i-tas, -tahs] /ˈweɪ rɪˌtɑs; English ˈvɛr ɪˌtæs, -ˌtɑs/
noun, Latin.
1.

in vino veritas

[in wee-noh we-ri-tahs; English in vahy-noh ver-i-tas, -tahs, vee-noh] /ɪn ˈwi noʊ ˈwɛ rɪˌtɑs; English ɪn ˈvaɪ noʊ ˈvɛr ɪˌtæs, -tɑs, ˈvi noʊ/
Latin.
1.
in wine there is truth.

magna est veritas, et praevalebit

[mahg-nah est we-ri-tahs, et prahy-wah-le-bit; English mag-nuh est ver-i-tas, et pree-vuh lee-bit] /ˈmɑg nɑ ɛst ˈwɛ rɪˌtɑs, ɛt ˌpraɪ wɑˈlɛ bɪt; English ˈmæg nə ɛst ˈvɛr ɪˌtæs, ɛt ˌpri və ˈli bɪt/
Latin.
1.
truth is great and will prevail.

vincit omnia veritas

[wing-kit awm-ni-ah wey-ri-tahs; English vin-sit om-nee-uh ver-i-tas, -tahs] /ˈwɪŋ kɪt ˈɔm nɪˌɑ ˈweɪ rɪˌtɑs; English ˈvɪn sɪt ˈɒm ni ə ˈvɛr ɪˌtæs, -ˌtɑs/
Latin.
1.
truth conquers all things.
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British Dictionary definitions for veritas

in vino veritas

/ɪn ˈviːnəʊ ˈvɛrɪˌtæs/
uknown
1.
in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk
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Word Origin and History for veritas
n.

Latin, literally "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (see very). Latin phrase in vino veritas is attributed to Pliny the Elder, though there is a Greek version of it.

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veritas in Culture
in vino veritas [(in vee-noh ver-ee-tahs)]

A Latin phrase suggesting that people are more likely to say what they really feel under the influence of alcohol. It means, “There is truth in wine.”

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