(In reply to re: Six
by Jason Pocklington)
It is true, vidi and vici may also be found in the English Dictionary (they are in mine), but I found vidi and vici as designated as Latin, not English, and I found them only as part of the compound entry, "veni, vidi, vici", and not as separate words in the dictionary.
I almost did not include vara in my list. In the dictionary I use, it is of Spanish origin, is defined with Spanish and Portuguese pronunciation, and is used primarily in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, yet it was not designated as a foreign word.
I do suspect there might be words that fit the pattern in other English Dictionaries. Vidi and vici might even be found in those.
Posted by Dej Mar
on 2006-07-18 14:39:58