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GLOSSARY OF LATIN COMMANDS

CUNEUM FACITE - Form a wedge

Some of the more commonly used words and phrases are listed below:

AD SIGNA - Fall in
INTENTE - Attention
LAXATE - Stand at ease
OTIOSE - Stand easy
DEXTRORSUM VOS DISPONITE - Right dress
PROCEDITE - Forward march
DEXTRORSUM VERTITE - Right turn
SINISTRORSUM VERTITE - Left turn
RETRORSUM VERTITE - About turn
PULSUM PEDIBUS DATE - Mark time
CONSISTITE - Halt
INSISTITE - Stand still
UNUM ORDINEM FACITE - Form single line
SIMPLICEM ORDINEM FACITE - Form single file
DUOS ORDINES FACITE - Form double file
DUOBUS ORDINIBUS PROCEDITE - In double file forward march
UNUM PASSUM PROCEDITE - One step forward march
UNUM PASSUM RECEDITE - One step backward march
DUOS PASSUS - Two steps
TRES PASSUS - Three steps
ORDINES APERITE - Open order march
ORDINES DENSATE - Close order march
SALUTATE - Salute
CUNEUM FACITE - Form a wedge
TESTUDINEM FACITE - Form a testudo
PILA PORTATE - Slope arms
PILA DEMITTITE - Order arms
PILA IN TERRAM - Ground pila
PILA SUMITE - Take up pila
GLADIOS STRINGITE - Draw swords
GLADIOS RECONDITE - Sheath swords
SCUTA TOLLITE - Raise shields to battle position
SCUTA DEMITTITE - Lower shields
EXPECTATE - Wait for it
UT FUISTIS - As you were
ORDINES SERVATE - Watch the dressing
GRADUM SERVATE - Watch the step
ITER ACCELERATE - Quicken the pace
ITER TARDATE - Slow the pace
ITERINTENTE - March to attention
QUIESCITE (plural) QUIESCE (sing.) - Quiet
SILETE (plural) SILE (sing.) - Silence
AB SIGNIS DISCEDITE - Dismiss