C. S. S. M. L. Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux: “The Holy Cross be my light.”
N. D. S. M. D. Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux: “May the dragon never be my guide!”
V. R. S. Vade Retro Satana: “Get away, Satan!”
N. S. M. V. Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana: “Never tempt me with your vanities!”
S. M. Q. L. Sunt Mala Quae Libas: “What you offer me is evil.”
I. V. B. Ipse Venena Bibas: “Drink the poison yourself.”
Rhyme scheme: aabbcc
The root of the English word “bib” is bibere, Latin verb “to drink”. Bibas is the imperative form of the verb, a command.
The root of the English word “libation”, meaning “an act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice, an offering”, is the Latin noun libatio, an act of pouring, from the verb libare, “to pour out”.
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