Res is also a very common Latin word meaning "thing", and as such is the first word of several Latin phrases:

  • Res divina (service of the gods)
  • Res Extensa Descartes' physical world
  • Res gestae (Things done)
  • Res inter alios acta (A thing done between others)
  • Res ipsa loquitur (The thing speaks for itself)
  • Res judicata (A matter judged)
  • Res nullius (An unowned thing)
  • Res publica (A public thing), the origin of the word republic
  • Ad rem (to the matter)
  • De rerum natura, a poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius
  • Ubi re vera whereas, in reality...

Famous quotes containing the word res:

    The poem is the cry of its occasion,
    Part of the res itself and not about it.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)