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Latin phrase for “at the moment” or “immediate”, temporal equivalent for in situ?

I know phrases like "in situ" which means in the current place/position, is there another phrase for the temporal equivalent which means "at the moment"?
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Negotia Essentialia and Essentialia Negotii

As Per Essentialia negotii transaction's essentials. Did the Classical Roman Scholars in Roman Law use Essentialia Negotii? Wouldn't it be more gramatical to use Negotia Essentialia to refer to ...
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How to translate “by means of utterance”?

If I in a philosophy paper wish to say that a statement renders itself meaningless/contradictory "in utterance" or "by means of utterance" (i.e. upon being uttered), is there a way to do this? ...
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How do you translate 'preferring man' into Latin as 'wise man' is translated into Homo sapiens?

My initial try was “Homo Praeferens”. What I mean by 'preferring man' is that we can always find the most favorite from a set of alternatives, which is the finding from my behavioral study. I think it ...
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How do I say “I own myself” in Latin?

I am trying to grasp the difference between "I" and "myself" in Latin. How would the phrase "I own myself" translate to Latin?
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'War is hell' in Latin

Some ideas I have come up with are:- bellum est infandum war is an abomination inmite est bellum war is pitiless res cruenta et infanda est Mars War is a blood-soaked atrocity Mars furit infandus War ...
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“By the power of dark light, I shall rise.” What is the accurate way to say this in Latin?

I am looking for an accurate way to say the following phrase in Latin. “By the power of dark light, I shall rise.” Since context matters for an accurate as possible translation, I give said context ...
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Translation of “Love makes it grow” in Latin for my tattoo

Thank you very much for all your replies. However the answers do not exactly match the meaning. "Love makes [anything] grow." -- This anything can be anything - a person, work, condition, anything ...
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How to ask “how much time does it take?” in Latin

This question suggested the verb consumere to represent time spent/taken. I wonder what would be the appropriate way to ask "how long does something take?". For some reason "quot/quotus/quam tempus ...
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Composer requesting help with a perfect translation [closed]

Ave, Latinstackers! I am writing a three-part piece in Latin for my choir, and I want a perfect, exact translation of the text into Latin, please. I strongly suspect that Google translate has not got ...
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How do you say “fruits of darkness” in Latin?

I am writing a text where this phrase is on a big part. It will be the title, so it's important to me to got it right. Thank you. :)
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“No virtue in being a humankind” into Latin

For a cartoon project about a veterinary office, I need to translate below phrase into Latin. The shorter, better as it’s going to be the slogan/motto. "No virtue in being a humankind." It literally ...
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Translation request

I would like to translate the term "always loved" - referring to 2 parents. Would it be acceptable to translate this as semper carissimi rather than semper amati?
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Translation of “the past shall live” into Latin

I am translating the motto, "The Past Shall Live" into classical Latin. Currently, I have Praeteritum Vivet, which I think makes sense, but I'd appreciate the input of those more skilled than I.
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Asking a teacher for more (hopefully extra credit) homework

Salvete, Sodales! I'm a student in his second year of Latin study, but my class has been slow in reading our texts and I've been bored from the beginning. I want to ask my teacher to give me more ...
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Translating “newsletter” or “bulletin”

Is there any analogue of English newsletter or French bulletin in Latin?
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Idiomatic translation of “Art will save me” to Latin

Is there a more idiomatic translation Into Latin of the sentence “Art will save me.” than “Ars servabit me fac.”?
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How to say “In his absence” and “Where is God” in Latin? [closed]

I am looking for the Latin translation of two phrases: "In his absence" and "Where is God".
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What is the Latin for “public business must be done in public”?

I want to know the Latin for the phrase “public business must be done in public”.
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Translate “Crater Lake” into classical Latin

From what I have read of this post, Latin doesn't really use nouns as adjectives in the way that English does, although that post mentions you can use a noun in genitive case to achieve this. I am ...
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Fill vs fill up in Latin?

If I wanted to translate "To fill a cup" and "To fill up a cup", are there in Latin 2 different words to translate "fill" and "fill up"? To fill up = to fill totally.
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A Client Submits Feedback On Her Prostitutes

I am trying to translate the following line, inspired by a fatuous Roman spoof, "Plebs", in which two hapless new recruits to a cadre of male prostitutes, the "Knights of Eros", are being debriefed, ...
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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 ...