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The Sicari Language Glossary

As Latin is a dead language1, it is reasonable to assume that the Sicari language itself would have evolved (as all languages do) with changes in word usage, dialects, spellings and other grammatical uses. The Sicari would have combined their use of Latin with other Italian dialects over the centuries.Β Those familiar with either Latin or Italian may find reading the Sicari language jarring. As the author I chose to take poetic license when I created the Sicari world and the subsequent formation of a reasonable approximation of language. Below is a glossary of terms for those interested in the language used in the Order of the Sicari books. Note that there are different words that mean the same thing as over the centuries, dialects and word usage changes.

1A dead language is one that is no longer the primary language used by a group of people on a daily basis. However, it is still used and studied within scholarly and legal contexts. E.g., Caveat emptor, which means “buyer beware.”Β 

Absconditus Sicari Lords’ guild
Amici friend, buddy, pal
BacciagalupeΒ  Pompous ass, jerk, greaseball,
Bambola Doll
Bastardi bastards (plural)
bastardo bastard
Bis vivit qui bene moritur He lives twice who dies well
Bonum fortunium et longa vita Good Fortune and long life
Cak shit
Canicula bitch or shark
Capicse Understood
Cara dear (female) affectionate and/or love
Carino my darling (male)
Carissima dear (female)
Caro dear (male)
Care Deus Dear God
Celeris bodyguard/advisor to Prima Consul
coglioni balls
Colei balls
Come lei desidera As you wish
Curavi the healing rite by an empath/healer of the Sicari Order
Stubborn Devil
Deus God
dolce cuore sweetheart
Dolce mia my sweet
dolcezza honey
Dominus Master/Masters in reference to the Praetorian Lords
Elysium Fields Heaven. As with all religions, beliefs and names morph over time. The Sicari are no different. The ancient Romans called heaven Elysium, and the plains for heroes was called the Elysian Fields. The Sicari have consolidated the two.
Exsilium Exile from the Praetorian brotherhood and the church
Fanculo fuck
Figlio di puttana son of a bitch
Fotte fuck
Gratias Deus Thank God
il christi omnipotentia christ almighty
il mio signore my lord and liege (a title of high status)
il mia signora my lady and liege (a title of high status)
Indictio punishment
Iter Sicari Domini factis, non verbis aestimatur The path of a Sicari lord is measured in deeds not words
l’amor Deus for the love of God
Longior vivere ordinis Sicari Long Live the Sicari Order
Mea amor my love
Mea cor my heart
Mea delicia my delicious sweet / sweetheart
my sweet
Mea gladius non voluntas concidi My sword will not fail
Mea kara my beloved
Mea karus my dear
Mea mellis my honey
Merda di toro bull shit
Ob amor Deus for the Love of God
Porco pig
Potior Praetorian drug used to suppress Sicari abilities
Praetorian Dominus equivalent of a Sicari Lord
Pueri boy
Stonza shit
Testa di Cazzo dickhead
Tironis beginner/novice; rank in the Order
Va bene fine, whatever
Vecchio amico old friend
Vecchio idiota old idiot/fool
Vigilavi people who serve/work with the Sicari