Greetings Latin StackExchange. One of my hobbies is to write stories and in one of my stories I would like to incorporate an item called "The Prince's Book". My ideal goal is that this item is written 100% in Latin and that that poses as a strugle to my characters.
Now, I'm a bit stuck in my research here. I would like to describe some parts of the interior of the book and one of them is the first printed page which would have this sentence on it.
I started out with Google Translate just to get a general feel for which words I could or could not use (and how horrible the syntax would look, eek) and went onto the "Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short" online dictionary to see what I could make of it.
So far what I have is either:
- Princeps Ex Libro;
- Liber Princeps.
But I have a really strong feeling that neither are correct! From the very, very, very little tiny knowledge of Latin that I have, is Libre not related to freedom?
I am also getting a very ill feeling about the word Princeps. I've found way too many meanings for it that differ from each other a lot.
I would be really, really grateful if someone could help me properly word the title of the item as to not make it just some cheap prop done with 5 minutes of research and zero respect for the actual language.
Thank you very, very much in advance for any help that you can provide.
A Very Amateur Writer