Here are some words and phrases in Latin
that are the basic equivalents of English curses
. Of course, the curses of the people who actually spoke Latin as their first language
were much more involved and clever. IIRC, quite a few of them have been found as graffiti
on the walls of ancient cities like Pompeii
. Unfortunately, I can't find any information about those at the moment. If someone knows more about it, please add a writeup
or /msg me. If you're feeling like including these in your supply of curses, make sure you're pronouncing them correctly!
tua mater - Your mother
stercum! - shit!
futue te! - fuck you!
futuite vos! - fuck you! (to more than one person)
i futue se - go fuck yourself
canicula - bitch
irrumator - bastard
flocci non facio - I don't give a damn
cunnus - cunt
asinus - ass
tace! - shut up!
leno - pimp
meretrix - whore
arde in regnum phasmatis - burn in hell (literally "burn in the realm of the dead")
abi - go away
On a reccommendation from teleny
, here's how to cuss out God
, courtesy of The West Wing
gratias tibi ago, Domine. haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito? cruciatus in crucem! tuus in terra servus, nuntius fui; officium perfeci. cruciatus in crucem. eas in crucem!
Thanks alot, Lord. Shall I trust this from a God of Righteousness, a God of Justice, a God of Wisdom? Your punishment to the Cross*! I was your servant on earth, your messenger; I did my duty. Your punishment to the Cross. And you to the Cross!
*literally "torture onto a cross", basically "go to hell".
Here are some from non3ntity
, the final of which actually was on a wall in Pompeii.
imanis metula es - You're a big prick
Lahis felat a.II - Lahis gives blowjobs for $2 (substitue whatever name you want for Lahis)
Cosmus Equitaes magnus cinaedus et fellator est suris apertis - Equitias' slave Cosmus is a big queer and a cocksucker with his legs wide open
Sabina felas, no belle faces - Sabina, you give blowjobs, you do no good. (note that, since this is grafitti, it's misspelt)