Diaboli virtus in lumbis est  

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"Diaboli virtus in lumbis est" (also "lombis") is a Latin dictum. It translates as "the virtue of the devil is in his loins".

Montaigne, in his Upon some verses of Virgil ascribes the dictum to St. Jerome. In the letters om Jerome one finds "Omnis igitur adversus viros diaboli virtus in lumbis est, omnis in umbilico contra feminas fortitudo."

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