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I'm finding that multaque is translated in multiple different ways.

  • Several sources say there is no translation at all
  • One translates it as "attacking" (Google Translate, yes)
  • Some translate it as "cooperative"
  • Finally several translate it as "many that..." or "many who..." as a lead in to a sentence or clause.

Any input, or can it be all of the above depending on the context? I know the individual meanings of each, and am just trying to figure out the most likely meaning(s) when connected. Thanks!

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    Thanks for the answers. That's pretty much the conclusion I reached, but the automatic translators often respond also to human feedback which led me to wonder if there was something obscure missing. – KimberG Apr 17 '17 at 21:02
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Unfortunately, you are using an automatic translator instead of a dictionary. Spoiler alert: There is not a single good automatic translator for Latin.

For this kind of task, you should use a dictionary: take a look at Which online Latin dictionaries should I use and why? for information about which to pick.

"Multaque" is a combination of multa and the enclitic -que.

  • Multa is either the feminine singular nominative (or ablative, if multā) or neuter plural nominative/accusative of the adjective multus, -a, -um, which means "much/many." It can also be the noun multa, as pointed out in Joonas's answer.
  • -que simply means "and"

Multaque doesn't mean anything in particular outside of its context. It is as meaningful/meaningless as English, "And much." Here is an example of it used in context, along with its translation:

Multaque in ea genera ferarum nasci constat, quae reliquis in locis visa non sint... (Caesar, De Bello Gallico 6.25.5)

Translation:

And it is well known that many kinds of beasts are born in it [Germany], which have not been seen in other places.

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    Good answer! (I'm glad that I'm the one to beat someone else by 14 seconds this time.) – Joonas Ilmavirta Apr 17 '17 at 19:05
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I am not familiar with a standalone word multaque. I believe it is multa and the enclitic -que, meaning (roughly) the same as et multa.

The word multa can mean several things:

Without further context, I would translate multaque as "and many". But details of the answer depend on details of the question. I found no support for any sense of attacking or cooperation, but I may have missed something.

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