Definition of cum grano salis in English:

cum grano salis

Syllabification: cum gra·no sal·is
Pronunciation: /ko͝om ˌgränō ˈsälis


(in phrase take something cum grano salis)
  • another way of saying take something with a grain of salt (see salt).
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    • While prolonged investigation into this statement has led me to take it cum grano salis, still I can not help but admit that these two diseases appear in such vast numbers that I am not surprised.
    • Such may be the case, but when we are told that this buried slab is inscribed with " figures of stars, diamonds, and triangles,’ why, we naturally take it cum grano salis - or a little more.


Latin, literally 'with a grain of salt'.

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