I’m not a fan of stiff formal descriptions, so instead I’ll say this – Nota Bene is a latin phrase that means to ‘note well’, which is what I literally do, dozens of times of day, on whatever paper happens to be around at the time. Much to Ironhead’s chagrin, I might add. The root of the phrase is notâre – ‘to note’.
Nota Bene (or it’s abbreviations, NB or N.B.) gets used a lot in academic articles and texts when folks want you to give special attention to something. Or when someone can’t remember what i.e. stands for…
Incidently, Nota Bene is also a rather lovely wine from Oliver. I must have more.