Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English
Phrases Beginning with the Letter E
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Language Phrase Meaning
Latin ecce homo behold the man
French éminence grise power behind the throne
French enfant terrible prodigy, boy/girl wonder
French en passant incidental, in passing
French en route on the way
French entente cordiale alliance between countries
French entre nous confidentially
Latin e pluribus unum out of many, one
Latin ergo therefore, consequently
French esprit de corps team spirit
Latin et al. and others
Latin etc. and so forth
Latin Et tu, Brute? You too, Brutus?
Greek Eureka! I’ve found it!
Latin ex cathedra authoritative statement
Latin exempli gratia (e.g.) for example
Latin ex officio by right of office
Latin ex post facto retroactive