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Wifi or Wireless fidelity in Latin?

Salvē! I am new here and searched the questions, but could not find anything. In another site somebody suggested: interrete trans spiritum, but this seems too long. Maybe a catchy abbreviation such as ...
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Translate into Latin: “To will the impossible” and “with will and sacrifice”

Hello and thank you in advance. Two phrases I am interested being in Latin: "To will the impossible" and "With will and sacrifice" First one being similar to "If there is a will, there's a way." ...
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How to Express Panic Buying in Latin?

I was going to mention panic-buying in Joonas's apposite Q:What should the corona virus be called in Latin?; but as answers poured in, it seemed less & less appropriate. Running concomitant with (...
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What is the Latin and Greek phrase or word for golden chariot?

I am currently writing about the ancient Greek and Roman gods, and I am looking to find the correct phrase for a chariot drawn by four horses made of gold. The closest I have come using google is ...
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Body piercing in Latin

I have a friend who is heavily into body modification (don't ask) and classical philology (teaches college-level Latin) who recently got an, uh, dressing ring. (All beating around the bush aside, I've ...
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The Sands of Time

In the museum at the Roman fort of Vindolanda (Northumberland, England) there is a paving flagstone bearing a dog's pawprints. An itinerant, mischievous dog had the temerity to walk over wet, Roman ...
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Accusative vs ablative

I am trying to translate the following phrase into Latin: "Be ready to change your goals but never change your values". I've got up to "Esto parata mutare propositos tuos sed numquam mutare valores ...
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What is Art's Mind in Latin?

I looked at Natura Artis Magistra ("nature is art's teacher"), so I think mens artis is the correct translation of "Art's Mind". How to translate "Art's Mind" (with art in the sense above) to Latin?
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Translate “Exit Smiling” into Classical Latin

I am trying to translate the phrase "exit smiling" into Classical Latin to use as message above the front door of our home (on the inside before leaving). The phrase is from 'Catch 22'. Is "smiling" ...
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Is “whatever you say, do” an accurate translation of “quodcumque dixerit facite”?

Background: The Latin phrase, quodcumque dixerit vobis facite, taken from John 2:5 of the Vulgate, translates to, Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye, according to the Douay-Rheims ...
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How do you say “hunt or be hunted” or “hunt lest you be hunted” in Latin?

I found that neca ne neceris means "kill lest you be killed" and would like to modify this to "hunt lest you be hunted." It looks like venor is the verb for "hunting" but I'm not sure what the proper ...
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Translation for “Mortal willpower” (Tattoo idea!)

Or anything to a similar effect! I was also considering something along the lines of Strength beyond Gods or Willpower beyond Gods/Willpower that transcends the gods But, the original title phrase ...
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How can I say “school/university of life” in Latin?

I want to translate "school/university of life" into Latin. Meaning, where you learn about life. Thank you in advance.
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Is a translation from modern English to Latin meaningful?

First time visitor to the Latin Language SE. My attention was caught by this question: How does “It's totally fucked” translate to Latin? It wasn't the vulgarity that grabbed me though, it was the ...
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What is the closest latin wording for “Work to solve”? Opus solvere?

Contextually, it is the idea that work/effort should always be done with the goal of finding the solution to a problem or hurdle. Google suggests "Opus solvere" and the component words seem to make ...
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How does “It's totally fucked” translate to Latin?

The closest I can manage (uneducated) is "Prorsus Futui Est," but I suspect that's somewhat (if not completely) wrong.
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How to translate into latin “Success is the result of talent and hard work”

I am trying to translate into Latin the sentence: Success is the result of talent and hard work. Equivalent formulations: "talent and hard work lead to success", "success is the fruit of talent and ...
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Does “Carpe Via” make sense?

I am contemplating a run of tee shirts for the Bicycling SE site. One of the phrases for confident cycling is to know when to "take the lane" which means that sometimes you have to ride in such a way ...
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Always loved / Always in my heart in latin

I'm getting a tattoo to honor my two living children. Son and daughter. Would semper amari or semper amatus be most appropriate? Or is there another option? Thank You
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Life and death in Latin

I want to use "Life and death" in Latin as a title for an important writting, but I want to make sure its translation and context is correct: Is this the correct way?: Vitam et Mortem
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How to say 'I am myself'?

I'm still figuring out the difference between the various ways to say 'I', 'me', and 'myself' in Latin. My best guess for this phrase is 'Ego sum memet', but I'm not sure which case the second word ...
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How would you translate “playing with prime numbers” into Latin?

I'm building a website about prime numbers, and I want to put the following sentence: "playing with prime numbers" in Latin in the subtitle of the main page. Google Translate translation is: "ludens ...
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What is the Latin translation for the “reply or your mother will die” meme?

What is the Latin translation of the meme, Reply to this post or your mother will die in her sleep tonight. I intend to put it in a lorem ipsum to see if anyone notices. I know lorem ipsum texts ...
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How would you translate “dragon's archers” into Latin?

I'm participating in the creation of an archery club, and we want name it dragon's archers in Latin. The Google Translate result draco sagittariis doesn't convince me. I think the declination is not ...
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How to say “as (it) is”?

Something like: "keep the situation as is". I guess there might be many options to convey the required meaning, however, I also assume there is a phrase that is more commonly used? I was thinking ...
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Translating EMS quotes

I need some assistance. I'm attempting to translate some EMS quotes. Some come from local sources (like bracelets, tshirts, and patches.) Google translate and crowdsourcing has, as of yet, been ...
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Help with translation “I choose”

I am looking to get a small tattoo with the phrase "I choose" or "I choose to" which will mean different things to me eg; I choose to be happy, I choose to forgive, etc. I would like it in Latin so ...
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Fake family motto from English to Latin

Apologies, but could anyone translate the following to Latin, in the style of a family motto? "God loves those whom the fiend pursues" I tried Google translate, but, judging by the reverse ...
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What's the latin translation of “proceeding in disregard of”

If I in a philosophical paper want to say for example that "It is foolish continue the discourse x without taking the relevant science y into account", is there an adequate latin phrase for "...
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What's the latin translation of “ We must know, we will know ”

I'm attempting to find a latin translation for the contrasting meaning of ignoramus et ignorabimus - We do not know and will not know i.e, We must know, we will know
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When God Softens The Heart

Q: How do you say "open your mind"in latin? (it's for a tattoo) was never resolved. A literal translation of "open your mind" would not work; therefore, some lateral thinking. From ...
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Translate “from fiction, truth” into Latin

I would like to translate the following into Latin: "From fiction, truth" The semantic suggestion is that truth is manufactured from fiction.
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How do I translate “Eternal light guide me”?

Am a guy, planning to get this tattooed and coming from a Latin-illiterate background (never studied Latin in my life). Context: to remind me of God's guidance throughout my life and to continue to ...
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How to say “living a purposeful life” in Latin?

In Google it translates to "propositum animam viventem", but the translation itself goes different when it's translated back to English. I wonder what is the accurate translation for this phrase. ...
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Translating “win against all odds”

Does the phrase "non obstante omnes, vinco" have a coherent meaning? I wanted it to mean something like "in spite it all (or) against all odds, win/conquer!". I want to get this phrase engraved in ...
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How do you say “open your mind”in latin? (it's for a tattoo)

Can anyone please translate "Open your mind."? I need an accurate translation for a tattoo and I'm not that good at latin since I just started learning it. Open your mind should be translated ...
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How does one express adjectives in the present tense in Latin which aren't everlasting?

Exempli gratia, how would one say 'I am perturbed' in Latin opposed to 'I am human'? The state of being perturbed can change, but the state of being a human being cannot change, so how does one write ...
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Zombie version of “Homo homini lupus est”

According to wikipedia "Homō hominī lupus est" is a Latin proverb meaning "A man is a wolf to another man." Say, I want to apply "zombie transformation" to this proverb, which would make it "A zombie ...
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How would I translate “Lead the way” or “Pathfinder”, “Leadership”

This is for a tattoo, so I want the meaning to be accurate. My friend who passed was an Aiborne Ranger and they had the motto of "Lead the Way" as they were the first into battle. It will be next to "...
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How to correctly say Star Wars in Latin?

I know that the nouns are stella and bellum, but I think the translation should in spirit be closer to stellar wars or something similar.
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“Middle constructions” in Latin?

I was wondering how so-called "middle constructions" like the English ones exemplified in (1), which are typically translated with a reflexive verb in Romance languages (e.g., see the Catalan examples ...
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Dative of Reference

North & Hillard Ex. 204; Q1: the following is to be translated into Latin: "If he had not mocked me, I should perhaps have forgiven him." (Impossible conditions: past tense: pluperfect subjunctive ...
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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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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 to translate: “If anyone asks what you are now learning tell them they are unworthy?”

I am curious about the best way to translate this sentence into Latin: "If anyone asks what you are now learning tell them they are unworthy" Thanks in advance! -Sue
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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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Climate Change--Revised

Firstly, thanks to brianpck, Joonas, cnread & Quidam for their intervention and many helpful suggestions on the restructuring of this Q. Climate change (CC)/ Global Warming (GW)--phrases that ...
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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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