Definition of non nobis in English:

non nobis

Pronunciation /ˌnɒn ˈnəʊbɪs/


  • Expressing gratitude or thanksgiving.


  • Psalm 115 (part of Psalm 113 in the Vulgate), which in the King James Bible begins ‘Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us’ (Vulgate Non nobis, Domine, non nobis).


Late 15th century; earliest use found in Mankind. From post-classical Latin non nobis not to us (Vulgate), the first words of Psalm 115 from classical Latin nōn not + nōbīs, dative of nōs, 1st person plural pronoun.