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Sentence without a verb

After finishing Haury's Latin translation of The Little Prince, namely Regulus, I found another Latin version by Alexander Winkler. In Chapter 1, I noticed this sentence (in boldface): Semper vero ...
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"hōc enim ūnō modō...scelus" or "hoc enim ūnō modō...scelus" ? (Ritchie's Fabulae faciles, §20)

I read in Ritchie's Fabulae faciles ([Hercules, §20], macrons are mine): Vbi Herculēs fīnem fēcit, Pȳthia prīmō tacēbat; tandem tamen iussit eum ad urbem Tīryntha īre et Eurysthēī rēgis omnia ...
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What is the Latin translation of ‘The past is a thought’?

I tried Google translate and got praeteritum est cogitatio A friend who studied Latin 30 years ago said correct to the above or praeteritum memoria est However, he wasn’t sure if memoria should ...
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Origin of Cicero quote

"I criticize by creation, not by finding fault." Is this translation indeed a Cicero quote? What is the source and the original in Latin?
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Can someone help translating "one must die for one to live"

I'm writing a novel and at some point, the hero needs to make a sacrifice: "One must die for one to live." He has to chose between two people: only one will survive, the other one will die. (...
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What is the exact translation of "Frusta me natum"

This is a popular Cicero's sentence from the book de Senectute, chap. 23: ita vixi ut non frusta me natum existimem whose translation is accepted as something like "I lived in such way that I ...
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How would I say something along the lines of "no kicks no glory", "no kickstart no glory"

The intention is to point out that there is no glory in starting your motorcycle with electricity. Starting up your engine by kicking your kickstart is the one true and pure way. I tried to figure it ...
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Latin translation for school motto "Growing "Stronger"

Could people suggest a good Latin translation for the school motto "Growing Stronger" Our school name and logo etc are all related to oak trees. Any suggestions would be great, so we can ...
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If the laws of physics no longer apply in the future, god help you

I am trying to translate the phrase If the laws of physics no longer apply in the future, god help you. I have some problems to decide how to translate no longer to Latin*, in Spanish it would be more ...
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"Claudius pullos sacros in aquam mersit ut biberent, quoniam esse nollent"

"Claudius pullos sacros in aquam mersit ut biberent, quoniam esse nollent" I'm struggling with the two things: the "ut biberent" which to me is "so that they would drink"...
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How can I properly translate possessive form of nouns?

"Pater Iūliae est Iūlius". Would this be "Julia's father is Julius", or "The father of Julia is Julius"? I feel like it's missing some words to be the latter. Does it ...
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Cafaea pignerā est — the coffee is pledged?

I've tried to write a variation on 'alea iacta est' but for having given someone money on ko-fi, a website that styles their content creator donations as 'giving a coffee', hence the name 'ko-fi'. Is '...
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I need to translate a phrase "From the bottom of my heart, to the root"

The phrase is "From the bottom of my heart, to the root" I need it in Latin, I researched it and I found that the phrase is "Ab imo pectore ad radices", but I need to be sure. ...
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Latin translation of "Killing in the name of"

Google translate gives "occidere in nomine", which seems correct to me. For context, it will be used in a tattoo, followed by a symbol. It will go something like: "killing in the name ...
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Is “Omnia paratus per aspera ad astra” correct for “prepared for all things through hardship to the stars”?

My friend is trying to say something like “through hardships to the stars, prepared for all things” or something of the like by combining “per aspera ad astra” and “omnia paratus”, but I’m pretty sure ...
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Translation of a sentence in "Somniale Danielis"

The book "Somniale Danielis" (print edition dated 13th century) is a list of common dreams along with the associated meaning by the author. I came across this section but I can't figure out ...
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Help with translating "focused on humans" or "caring about people" from English to Latin?

I'm hoping to riff off of the US Military's "Sempre Fidelis/Sempre Fi", I want to show that we should always focus on/care about humans/people (instead of technology, or shareholders, or ...
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Conjuring daemons -- a fictive modern formula

In it's "City of ..." book series (p. 300, I don't have the book name) Cassandra Clare let a person speak the formula "Quod tumeraris: per Jehovam, Gehennam et consecratam aquam quam ...
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Translating command "Be of highest value!" to Latin for jewelery engraving

What is the most accurate translation for the command "Be of highest value!"? The meaning of the phrase is to behave as someone who brings out the best in others. As in, be the highest value ...
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Are plural Latin participles sometimes translated singular? E.g., "peregratis" in Acts 19:1

Acts 19:1 in the Vulgate is: Factum est autem cum Apollo esset Corinthi, ut Paulus peragratis superioribus partibus veniret Ephesum, et inveniret quosdam discipulos If I'm parsing peregratis ...
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What would be the appropriate translation for "Dedicated to my father, may he rest in peace"

I have a translation question. Normally, I would use Google, but I am hoping immortalize it in my M.S. thesis, so I wanted to be sure about the correct translation for "Dedicated to my father, ...
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Translation of "whoever saves one life saves the world entire"

I am very interested in this translation. Google spits out "quicumque salvat unam vitam, totum mundum salvat". I am wondering if this is correct as I have seen google translate fail ...
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Ab Nobis - to leave us

A quick search can barely confirm that ablative plural ab nobis is found in collocation. This might literally translate German von uns, as in the euphemism von uns gegangen sein * from us ygone be ...
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"Let the fu—rs rot"

As a continuation to my previous question... For the sci-fi story I'm writing, I need a Latin motto which would translate to "Let the fuckers rot!" (or, Ad usum Delphini, "Let the ...
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Cicero sentence

I have some difficulties to understand this sentence from Cicero - De Legibus "praeter Idaeae matris famulos eosque justis diebus ne quis stipem cogito" remark : Idaeae matris stands for ...
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Translation of "The ant labors for the good of the nest"

I'm looking to translate "The ant labors for the good of the nest", or to rephrase, "The ant works for the benefit of the nest/hive/colony". So far I've come up with: formica ...
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Does this translation for "wondrous things are found in new beginnings and opportunities" fit?

I currently have "mira in novis initiis et occasionibus reperiuntur" as a potential translation but I'm unsure if it fits the meaning.
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Translating "I will go all the way" [duplicate]

I need help translating the English sentence "I will go all the way" into Latin. This will be used as a motto. Thanks in advance :)
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How would I translate “I went to the woods so that when I came to die, I did not discover that I had not lived“ into Latin?

I want to translate this small part of a much longer quote by Henry David Thoreau: I went to the woods so that when I came to die, I did not discover that I had not lived. I’m not sure where to ...
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have the last word/ be the last word (in fashion)

What suggestions would colleagues suggest for this English phrase? Example sentences are:- -Everyone started shouting, trying to have the last word, and the whole meeting just descended into chaos. -...
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to fiddle while Rome burns

I only want to find if there is an equivalent to the above phrase in Latin. I am aware of the history and origin of the phrase and what instrument Nero was playing and what he was doing at the time ...
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How would you say “night reader?”

As the title states, I’m curious how one would say “night reader.” As in, someone who enjoys reading late at night!
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Yes, sir, no siir, three bags full sir

Is there a Latin expression which is used by someone who sarcastically or semi-humorously pretends to be completely subservient and complies with everything that is asked of him (without even ...
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How can I translate this sentence from English to Latin?

How can I translate the sentence "in science I trust"? I tried using Google Translate, but it was unhelpful.
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What is the correct translation of "My hovercraft is full of eels"?

In the Monty Python sketch "Dirty Hungarian phrasebook", one of the English sentences erroneously translates to "My hovercraft is full of eels". Obviously, not a sentence you'd ...
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Question for a sentence in Adelphoe

In Terence's Adelphoe 3.4, there is: fient quae fieri aequum est omnia. omnia, quae, fient are all plural, why is aequum est singular, what is the role of quae in its clause?
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Struggling to translate baptism record

Researching the baptism record of a relative dating from the early 1800’s where Catholic Priests used Latin in documenting the event. I apologize that I am a novice and hope its OK to post, but I ...
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Kind sentence or formula to end a letter to a close friend

I want to write a letter to a close friend who studies classical litterature, and I would like to end it with a sentence (or even just a greeting formula) in Latin which would convey a (non-romantic) ...
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How would I translate the motto: ‘Persipe Johnsonia’

This motto was found on a plaque in a school boarding house, and I am looking for a reasonable translation for it. For context, the boarding house is called ‘Johnson’s’ (hence ‘Johnsonia’), therefore, ...
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Translation request: “never stop fighting for what matters most”

Alternatively, the phrase always fight for what matters most. It’s for an inscription on the back of a necklace, and I have somewhat of a character limit (35 characters, I was told) so I’m trying to ...
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Is "sentire omnia" the correct way to say "feel everything"?

If you want to say "feel everything" in an advise-wise sense, is "sentire omnia" the correct way to say it? Or maybe it will be better to say "Sentias onmia"? Thank you!
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Translation of specific sentence in Latin

I would like to know how could I say something like "Make yourself at home, but remember you aren't" in Latin. It is a quirky thing a Brazilian friend says a lot (I've translated it to ...
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Questions on translating "primo tamen pessime regebat"

I came across the sentence (in the title) and I am confused about the translation of "tamen". Tamen means however but when I put it on google translate (ignoring its inaccuracy), it didn't ...
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Translation of a passage from "The Man Who Laughs"

I found this line in "The Man Who Laughs", by Victor Hugo, and would like to know what it means. I think it has to do with a horrific kind of surgery/body modification performed on children, ...
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A curious use of "temere"

I am reading Erat olim …, a selection of twelve fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers translated from the original German by Franz Schlosser (whose translation style was previously discussed on this site)....
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Meaning of the first line of Cicero's De Oratore

The very first line of Cicero's De Oratore reads as follows Cogitanti mihi saepenumero et memoria vetera repetenti perbeati fuisse, Quinte Frater, illi videri solent, qui in optima re publica, cum et ...
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How do you translate "deeds, not words" into Latin?

I am looking to translate the phrase "deeds not words" into Latin. This is for a tattoo. I tried looking at Google Translate and it tells me either facta non verba or acta non verba. I need ...
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Please help translate this quote by from the Zhuangzi

I must apologize for being lazy that I directly seek for others' help in translation, instead of trying to learn Latin myself. But anyway, I translated a famous quote from the Chinese philosophical ...
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Star age of exploration translation

A while ago I asked about a translation for "star age" to ancient Greek. I ended up with the wording: Astereaon. I am now curious as to what the translation would be for something like: &...
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Struggling to translate "iuvenum" in a sentence

I'm struggling with the translation of the following sentence: Praeterea quinque milia iuvenum iussu principis magna voce plaudere debebant. It is not clear to me what to do with the word iuvenum, ...
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