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, 2017 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)


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, 2017 at 19:05

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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