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Sub rosa

Submitted by Maryanchy on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:49

Meanings of "Sub rosa"

Croatian

(Doslovno značenje - ispod ruže) u tajnosti, u povjerenju.

Explained by Maryanchy on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:49
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English

(Under the rose) "In secret", "privately", "confidentially", or "covertly". In the Middle Ages, a rose was suspended from the ceiling of a council chamber to indicate that what was said in the "under the rose" was not to be repeated outside. This practice originates in Greek mythology, where Aphrodite gave a rose to her son Eros, and he, in turn, gave it to Harpocrates, the god of silence, to ensure that his mother's indiscretions—or those of the gods in general, in other accounts—were kept under wraps.

Explained by Maryanchy on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:51
Explained by Maryanchy
What an interesting, brilliant and beautiful explanation! Thank you very much for sharing it with all of us :) - Metodius 2 weeks ago
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"Sub rosa" in lyrics

Within Temptation - De Waarheid onder de Roos*

Vergeef mij mijn zonden
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*sub rosa: in vertrouwen; in 't geheim

Akercocke - Seduced

He loathes even his best creation
So full of hate, Full of self hate
Superior sub-rosa Sophia
Sucking the anointed at the temple

Chaif - That’s the Way It Is

You had been telling me under your breath.

You had been telling me that <em>sub rosa</em>.
You had been telling the most true story