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Substantivization of “continuum”

I wonder how to translate "continuum hypothesis" into Latin. Indeed, "continuum" is an adjective in Latin (so we would have "continuous hypothesis" if we were trying a literal translation) and I don't ...
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Translation to latin of “everything is revenge”

I'm trying to translate a phrase. I'm trying to say "everything is (part of) revenge", as in "every action is an act of revenge against the ones that tried to break you". Sorry if it's not too clear ...
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May they rest in peace

This may become an inscription written on a historical marker commemorating a mass grave. Which of the following is correct: Requiesce in Pace or Requiescant in Pace? The former was offered up by a ...
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“If you can breath, you can stand. If you can stand, you can fight.”

I'm trying to help my sister. She heard this phrase that she like to have tattooed but she wanted it to be in Latin. Now I haven't been practicing for a few years so I could use with some help. The ...
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Is my translation correct?

I translated "illuminate my heart/soul/mind" as "illuminas animus meus" in Latin. I know "animus" doesn't directly translates to heart but I want to express these 3 things in a word and it seems fit. ...
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How do you say “you first” in Latin with all the options for saying you

I would like to say “you first” in Latin. With all the different ways to say you (tu/vos....I can’t remember it that well from school)....with the correct corresponding first.... Thanks so much!!!!
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Indirect questions and the passive subjunctive

How would you translate: "He asked if the the city had been captured?" Quaerit num civitatem captum esse? Here I am using an accusative (captum) plus infinitive (esse). Am I right? Thank you!
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Translate “Everything burns” into classical Latin

In a project of mine I have an event which was named "everything burns", or potentially "Everything burned" (I am open to both tenses). What would this be in classical Latin? I tentatively have this ...
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How do you translate “Don't Fear the Reaper” into Latin?

In T. Pratchett's Discworld series, Death's motto is "Non Timetis Messor", meant to be a translation of "Don't Fear the Reaper". But in other books he uses "Timetere", and I am unsure of which would ...
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Translate “iconoclast” to classical Latin

I am translating "iconoclast" into classical Latin. It was translated into Ecclesiastical Latin as Iconoclasta, but I would rather translate it from the original Byzantine Greek meaning of image-...
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Finer Tuning on Expressions-of-Time

Qs have been asked about expressions-of-time, of the type: "in the second year" = "secondo anno"; "within three days" = "tribus diebus"; "for two years" = "(per) duos annos" ("per" is optional) which ...
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How to translate “it's right to leave this world better than you found it”?

Would that be "Dignum/Iustum est mundum reddere meliorem quam inventum/invenis"? Vale! P
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Translate “collective unconscious” into Latin

I would like to translate the phrase "collective unconscious" coined by Carl Jung, into classical Latin. It does not need to be a literal translation as long as it conveys the same concept of a shared ...
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What is “team” in Latin?

I am skeptical about Internet results. Question: So what is "team" in Latin? Please cite a a reliable reference page.
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World War One: Opening Moves

On Q "We Are Triumphant While Our enemy Sleeps" the comment was made: "Remember the Schlieffen Plan? Brilliant; inspired gamble; but, it could have only have worked if the belligerent nations had ...
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Idiom for “I came, I saw, I ate” (or drank)

I'm trying to follow the "ee" sound pattern at the end of each word in the idiom "veni, vidi, vici" with translations of the following: I came, I saw, I ate: Veni, Vidi, Edi I came, I saw, I drank: ...
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How to say 'last wednesday'

I am trying to say "last wednesday" in Latin; as in "Last Wednesday I went to the store." I think it might be something along the lines of Praeterita hebdomas, but want to double check this.
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Translate “New Moon on Monday” to Latin

What would be the correct translation of the song title "New Moon on Monday" to Latin? Word for word with the same structure as English seems like it would be something like "Nova Luna in dies Lunae", ...
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Essentialia negotii transaction's essentials

So essentialia negotii is transaction's essentials. How would one say The transaction's essential things, transactions' essential things, essential things of the transaction and essential things of ...
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Super specie nihil?

Help! There are the well-known terms sub specie dei, sub specie aeternitatis (Spinoza?). I want to know: how would one correctly write super specie nihil, meaning not "below", from the (above) view of ...
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Is the adjective in latin put after the noun or before?

E.g Is the legal term essentialia negotii correct use of the grammar(declension, agreement, word order) rules or not? Should it not be negotiorum essentialium so that the case, the number and the ...
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Translating “In my hands, creation” into Latin

I am translating the phrase "In my hands, creation" to Latin and came up with this: in manus meas creatio. Google translate changes translates it so the possessor is "creation", rather than myself (...
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Translation question: We fixed it; you’re welcome

I’m trying to find a translation for what would become something like a Friday patch. It’s a fun way to poke. “We fixed it.” “You’re welcome.” From what I’ve found so far it would be ...
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Advice From History

The rise of right-wing (fascist) parties, in too many parts of Europe, is as concerning as it is disturbing. Totalitarianism, with its seductive promise of simplistic solutions, always seems to have ...
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Is “iudicatus per historia” a correct translation for “judged by history”?

Im not sure about the usage of the "per" preposition, but this translation seems to be pretty straight forward. Is this correct?
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Translation of “Always loved, always remembered, always in our hearts”

How would you say of persons (plural) deceased; "Always loved, always remembered, always in our hearts" It is to be use as an epitaph on a gravestone for my parents. It is therefore important to ...
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Translation to Latin: “Forward engineering”

I am looking for a new name for my engineering company. I want to translate the English phrase 'Forward engineering' into Latin language.
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Imperial Chariot Racing

In the made-for-TV re-make of "Ben Hur", Hugh Bonneville played Pontius Pilate. At one point "Pilate" said: "Chariot-racing is not a sport for amateurs. And to compete and to lose would be worse than ...
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Not fallen in Latin

Would "Non Lapsus" be a good way of writing "Not Fallen" in Latin? (Lapsus chosen because it refers to the Biblical Fall of Man)
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Latin for a “control knob”

What is an appropriate Latin word for a knob that controls something else, such as a volume control knob, a light dimmer, the tuning control on a radio, the temperature control knob on a space heater, ...
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Be oneself among others

I stumbled upon a two word motto a while ago that translated more or less as the tile above, I believe it started with the word “Simul”. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
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How to say “Third time lucky” in Latin

Answering a recent question, I've realized that I don't know how to say the following idiomatic expression in Latin (cf. Spanish: "A la tercera va la vencida"). Any suggestions? "Third time lucky" ...
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Is there any database on idiomatic expressions in Latin?

It is often said that one has an excellent command of a language when one is able to use it in an idiomatic way, which typically involves making use of Idioms and Collocations, i.a. There are many ...
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“Tears in rain” monologue in Latin

I've just read a Latin translation of the famous "Tears in rain" speech in the Blade Runner film. See its source in: I've seen things... "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships ...
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How do I say “this is why…”?

I've seen this meme circulating lately, pointing out one of the many valid reasons to learn to speak dead languages properly: My first thought was, "this is why we need to mark long vowels!" But I ...
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Translating Religious Apology

I want to write this in Latin: Without malice. (The) reign of God* The kingdom of God. God's grace through man's grace. God's worship through man's honor. Love God but ...
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Second vs. third person in future imperative for a general rule or maxim

I am trying to translate "plan [in order] to achieve" into Latin. Is it more appropriate to use second ("meditator ut consequaris") or third person ("meditator ut consequatur") in future imperative ...
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Is this correct? dicunt somnia, sed oblivisci malorum sunt somnia nimis

dicunt somnia, sed oblivisci malorum sunt somnia nimis Does this translate to : they say dreams come true, but forget that nightmares are dreams too
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How to translate “A moment in my arms, a lifetime in my heart” for a tattoo?

I’m in need of some help with a translation from English to Latin. I’m in the middle of designing a tattoo and the client wants the sentence ‘A moment in my arms, a lifetime in my heart’ to be ...
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Alternative forms in second-person singular present active subjunctive [duplicate]

I am trying to translate "plan [in order] to achieve" into Latin. From the dictionary it looks like both "meditator ut consequaris" and "meditator ut consequare" are grammatically correct. Are they, ...
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Request for a Latin phrase as motto “God is highest/supreme”

I'm looking for someone that can help me produce a correct, coherent Latin phrase for a school project to be used as a motto, similar to the Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis, etc. I would like the ...
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Name for a new music group - translation of “Heal the World”

I’m founding an early music group dedicated to donating to climate change action, and I’d love to name the group, “Heal the World”, but in Latin, rather than English. I’d be very grateful for ...
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How would one say “always learning in Latin?”

I'd like to translate the phrase "always learning" into Latin. I think it would be something like SEMPER DISCENS, but am not sure... What is the proper translation?
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Does this sentence I constructed with my junior high school latin work? I write online advertising and want to come off as snobby as possible

Essentially, I want to say something like: "If you read this, your will will be mine". (In a teasing way like, Who Reads This Is Stupid). I 'distilled' it as much as possible to "reader beware: your ...
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“A killed B” translation

I hope this is the correct place to ask, I have 0 experience with Latin but need this one phrase translated. "A killed B" as in "Tom killed John". From what I understand, for my context the best ...
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“We are triumphant while our enemy sleeps” in Latin

Salvete! How would one say, “We are triumphant while our enemy sleeps.”? Gratias vobis ago!
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How do you say “Is it better to speak or to die?” in Latin?

I tried to translate it a few times but I am still not sure if I am right. The best translation I can come up with is, "Est melior loqui aut mori?" Please help.
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“Luck is for the unprepared”

"Luck is for the unprepared" is my personal motto. I have tried to translate it but I'm not confident that it has not been translated as "Luck is a gift to the unprepared", whereas I am looking for a ...
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How do I say “Remember to dream, to know thyself, and to keep above as below.” in Latin

How would I translate this sentence into Latin? I've done some digging on my own and I know that Temet nosce means know thyself and that somnium means dream. I don't know enough Latin to form ...
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“Never/do not forget, always remember” in Latin

I've looked around some forums and the translation I've got so far is: Ne Obliviscaris, Semper Commemoras I'm still not sure if this is correct. The context of the phrase that I wish to get the ...