In-vino-veritas meaning

in vēnō veritäs
One's true thoughts and nature are revealed when one drinks wine.
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Origin of in-vino-veritas

  • L, lit., in wine there is truth: a quotation from Pliny the Elder

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin: in (“in”) + vīnō, the ablative singular of vīnum (“wine”) + vēritās (“truth”). Thus, “in wine there is truth”. First attested, as volgoque veritas iam attributa vino est, in the Naturalis Historia (XIV, 141) of Pliny the Elder.

    From Wiktionary