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Clericulus = altar boy?

The Holy Innocents hymn Personent hodie (1582) uses the word clericulus in its 4th stanza: Omnes clericuli, pariter pueri, cantent ut angeli Is a clericulus an altar boy? Altar boy = chierichetto in ...
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Estne hoc translatio correcta?

my name is Diego and this is my very first post. I am a big fan of Avicii. I am also a beginner in Latin and was wondering if anyone could help me out checking the translation I've put together of a ...
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"And I am done with my graceless heart..."

I've come up with the following translation for the Florence + The Machine lyric "And I am done with my graceless heart, so tonight I'm going to cut it out and then restart": Et corde ...
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Seeking feedback on English to Latin song translation

I am working on a translation of a song from English into Latin at a friend’s request. The song will be used in a Catholic Church context (prayer/worship). For that reason, I have tried to draw ...
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What are two lines from the Bee-Gee's song, "Don't Forget to Remember Me", in Latin?

The chorus in the Bee-Gees' haunting song, "Don't Forget to Remember Me" (1969), includes: "Don't forget to remember me, And a love that used to be" THE FIRST LINE To translate ...
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Translation of lucis mortiat / reginae gloriae

I am currently in the process of writing a review and I stumbled over these two Latin phrases in the lyrics that make scratch my head a bit. Lucis Mortiat (death to the light) Reginae Gloriae (glory ...
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Tenses in the Christmas carol "Personent hodie"

There is a Christmas carol called "Personent hodie" written in Latin in Finland in the 16th century. In the third verse the three mages are described: Magi tres venerunt, munera offerunt, ...
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What are the Latin lyrics to Ringo Starr's "Pax Um Biscum (Peace Be With You)"

Happy Christmastime everyone! Being this time of year I pulled out one of my favorite Christmas records, which is Ringo Starr's I Wanna Be Santa Claus. The last track of the album is called "...
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Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate – in Latin?

How would one translate the Italian phrase Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate into Latin? It is the first row from a chorus in Verdi's opera Nabucco. In English, the phrase means: Go, thoughts, on wings ...
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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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Seraphin song lyrics help

I have been listening a song in Latin called seraphin and was wondering if anyone could get me the Latin lyrics so I can finally know what they are saying in the song. the link to the song is https://...
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Latin words remembered from high school 50 years ago

Can anyone help with information about the words below, which we sang in language class, which I think was the English national anthem? Forgive the mistakes, as I never studied Latin. Salve ...
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Parsing "Vale, o valde decóra" in the Ave Regina Caelorum

Ave, Regína cælórum, Ave, Dómina Angelórum: Salve radix, salve porta, Ex qua mundo lux est orta: Gaude, Virgo gloriósa, Super omnes speciósa, Vale, o valde decóra, Et pro nobis Christum ...
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How does one "imitate into everything"?

"Good King Wenceslas" is a classic Christmas song, but its melody was taken from an older song: "Tempus Adest Floridum", from the Finnish carol book Piae Cantiones ("Pious Songs"). The first few ...
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Issues with the lyrics of the UEFA Nations League anthem

Recently, a new international football competition was inaugurated, namely the UEFA Nations League. Being this a European-wide cup, the organisers decided to have the anthem in ... Latin! Certainly a ...
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Translation of a Macklemore lyric

We are creating our own family crest, and would like a translation of a lyric "no freedom til we're equal". I've looked on Google Translate, but quickly realised it's going to end up reading like a ...
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Mr Bean's Latin lyrics

I just saw an episode of Mr Bean and once again heard the choir sing in Latin. Based on what I remember hearing and what I found online, the four segments sung are: Start: Ecce homo qui est faba &...
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16th stanza of Dies irae

The 16th stanza of Dies irae reads: Confutatis maledictis, Flammis acribus addictis, Voca me cum benedictis. Why are the first two lines in 2nd person plural, while the last one is 2nd ...
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"Et in terra pax hominibus bona voluntas" [sic!]

I have a German Christmas song of the 16th century, which is bilingual, German–Latin. The lyrics go as follows (I translated the German parts into English): O how beautiful the group of ...
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Two possible translations of a hymn: which is most likely right?

I came across this catholic hymn, whose text can be found in various versions online, and I found the following: Jesu, rex admirabilis, Et triumphator nobilis, Dulcedo ineffabilis, Totus ...
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Can someone help me translate these lyrics into Latin please?

Please can someone help me translate the following into Latin as correctly as possible? Or if there are other suggestions, they are all welcome. I am not alone, I live with the memories, regret ...
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Any suggestions for translating a verse from an American Song

I am trying to translate a verse from "Brutal Love" by Green Day. I only have one semester of Latin. I tried to translate it using Wiktionary. English: Old toys This plastic heart Loners and ...
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Translation of the Latin lyrics in Avenged Sevenfold's "Requiem"?

In Avenged Sevenfold's "Requiem" there is a passage in Latin at the very beginning of the song. It says something like: Prodigia comploratus Silens, oro Regnet exitium I know nothing about ...
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