Sic



adverb, Latin.
1.
so; thus: usually written parenthetically to denote that a word, phrase, passage, etc., that may appear strange or incorrect has been written intentionally or has been quoted verbatim: He signed his name as e. e. cummings (sic).
verb (used with object), sicked or sicced
[sikt] /sɪkt/ (Show IPA), sicking or siccing.
1.
to attack (used especially in commanding a dog):
Sic ’em!
2.
to incite to attack (usually followed by on).
adjective, Chiefly Scot.
1.
such.
U.S. Government.
1.
Standard Industrial Classification: a system used by the federal government to classify business activities for analytical and reporting purposes.
1.
Sicilian.
2.
Sicily.
adverb, Latin.
1.
so throughout: used especially as a footnote to indicate that a word, phrase, or idea recurs throughout the book being cited.
sic semper tyrannis
[seek sem-per ty-rahn-nis; English sik sem-per ti-ran-is] /sik ˈsɛm pɛr tüˈrɑn nɪs; English sɪk ˈsɛm pər tɪˈræn ɪs/
Latin.
1.
thus always to tyrants (motto of the State of Virginia).
sic transit gloria mundi
[seek trahn-sit gloh-ri-ah moo n-dee; English sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh muhn-dahy, -dee, glohr-, -zit] /sik ˈtrɑn sɪt ˈgloʊ rɪˌɑ ˈmʊn di; English sɪk ˈtræn sɪt ˈglɔr i ə ˈmʌn daɪ, -di, ˈgloʊr-, -zɪt/
Latin.
1.
thus passes away the glory of this world.
adverb
1.
so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable reading is what was actually written or printed
verb (transitive) sics, sicking, sicked
1.
to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
2.
to urge (a dog) to attack
determiner, adverb
1.
a Scot word for such
uknown
1.
a phrase used in printed works to indicate that a word, spelling, etc, occurs in the same form throughout
sic transit gloria mundi
/ˈsɪk ˈtrænsɪt ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː ˈmʊndiː/
uknown
1.
thus passes the glory of the world

sic definition

A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”
Sic transit gloria mundi [(sik tran-sit glawr-ee-uh moon-dee)]

Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.
SIC
standard industry classification
Sic.
1.
Sicilian
2.
Sicily
sic transit gloria mundi
Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can’t even find an agent—sic transit gloria mundi. This expression, Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world,” has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.

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