What is the non-English idiom meaning “A beautiful thing to see/tell”?
April 28, 2020 3:47 PM   Subscribe

There are two non-English phrases that mean “a beautiful thing to see” and “a beautiful thing to tell”, I believe. They are rarely used in English but are established set phrases and I believe are in a Romance language or Latin. Does anyone know what these are?
posted by johnnydummkopf to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Mirabile dictu (visu)!
posted by theodolite at 3:49 PM on April 28, 2020 [4 favorites]


Response by poster: Ah, thank you! It was driving me up a wall all day.
posted by johnnydummkopf at 4:43 PM on April 28, 2020


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