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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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Very new learner looking for feed back

I am brand new to the Latin language but have been wanting to start learning for some time. As a first project for myself I’ve attempted to translate my family motto from English to Latin the best I ...
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How would you say "I think our stick insect will die by me giving it to our hamster to eat."? Can you use absolute ablative to mean a cause of death?

My attempt would be: "Ego censeo nostrum phasmidum (insectus qui ut baculum parvum videtur) moriturum esse me danti eum nostro criceto, ut cricetus noster eum voret." But I don't know ...
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To be One's Own Worst Enemy

People who are addicted to things e.g. narcotics, gambling, eating; those who succumb to internet confidence-tricks; others, who cope badly with life and make appalling mistakes are castigated (by ...
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Does “interranima” mean “inner soul”?

I came across this on google translate and I love its sound…I would love to utilize this lovely word if indeed it does mean inner soul!
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Implied pronouns

A few days ago I asked a question concerning a latin phrase I was coming up with for a story. One of the words I used was grammatically incorrect—it's been a few years since high school—so I changed ...
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"Infandum me jubes Regina renovare dolorem" -- Translation

Recently I found this line adapted by Kierkegaard from the Aeneid. In this case "Regina" is a bit of a grim pun as K's fiance (the engagement with whom he had recently broken off) was called ...
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looking for help with the Latin word for "open"

I am making a shirt for our locksport group and was thinking about incorporating a take on the "Veni,Vidi,Vici" phrase. At locksport competitions it is customary to call out "OPEN" ...
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Do these Latin phrases make sense?

So I am working on a phrase I want to put on a piece of apparel I am making. The phrase in English has two lines. In English, the lines are as follows: "The Church must always be reformed" ...
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If blood speaks, DNA is its voice

I'm trying to come up with a motto that pays homage to my forensic background. I'm considering sanguis ipso loquitor. Before I carve it into wood, I want to make sure I've not blundered grammatically.
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Family Motto: Interpreting Translator Results

The following phrase is assumed to be correctly noted from an O.E. church inscription, probably dating to at least the 15th century. Tune Desiuis Esse Noli Gloiare Google and many other online ...
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Do my Latin phrases make sense?

I'm attempting to create a Latin motto or saying to be used in a short story that I'm writing and want to ensure that it makes grammatical sense. I've attempted to figure this out by myself, but just ...
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Reimagining the logical gates in Latin

Boolean logic has logical gates which have the following truth tables: NON gate: Input Output 0 1 1 0 AND gate: Input A Input B Output 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 NAND gate: Input A Input B ...
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Quisque ipse sé díligit, quod quisque per sé sibi cárus est

In the 4. sententiae antíquae exercise of the page 86 of Wheelock's Latin steht: Quisque ipse sé díligit, quod quisque per sé sibi cárus est. My attempt to translate to my native Spanish goes Cada ...
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Ipsí nihil per sé sine eó facere potuérunt

In the 2. sententiae antíquae exercise of the page 86 of Wheelock's Latin steht: Ipsí nihil per sé sine eó facere potuérunt. My attempt to translate to my native Spanish goes Ellos mismos no han ...
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Némó fíliam acerbam cónsulis ipsíus diú díligere potuit

In the 8. practice and review exercise of the page 86 of Wheelock's Latin steht: Némó fíliam acerbam cónsulis ipsíus diú díligere potuit My attempt to translate to my native Spanish goes Nadie ha ...
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Hí Cicerónem ipsum sécum iúnxérunt, nam eum semper díléxerant

In the 9. practice and review exercise of the page 86 of Wheelock's Latin steht: Hí Cicerónem ipsum sécum iúnxérunt, nam eum semper díléxerant My attempt to translation is the following: These of ...
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"I am on imperial business and may not be interfered with..."

In the TV-series, "I Claudius" (BBC, 1976), episode 6, Drusus (Son of Emperor Tiberius, nicknamed, "Castor") stops a prefect, in the street, who was arresting one of his friends. ...
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Translation of “in” as “and”

In one of his letters to Varro, Cicero says: “Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil.” I’ve found this translated as: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” (...
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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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Attemping to translate the song "Alright"

Given that some look like that don't understand the importance of macros here is some reference by ScorpioMartinus where explains that speaking Latin without their macros is like speaking German ...
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Attempt to translate the song "Still Alive"

Important note Given that some looks like that don't understand the importance of macros here is some reference by ScorpioMartinus where explains that speaking Latin without their macros is like ...
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Is sexágéní horae an appropriate translation of minute/minuto?

My Spanish-English dictionary translates minute/minuto as punctum temporis, which makes sense in some usages of the words, but not makes sense when speaking of the units, thus is sexágéní horae an ...
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A translation for "A part for understanding the whole" - "ad res" or "ad rem"?

When translating "A part for understanding / to understand the whole," can I use a construction with "ad res" / "ad rem", e.g., "pars ad res tota intelligendas"?...
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Is there a better translation for the family motto "Fama candida rosa dulcior"?

The literal translation of the Ames Family Motto [ link ] "Fama candida rosa dulcior" usually comes out to something like "Fame is sweeter than the white rose", however as a rank ...
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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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Translate "Don't follow in fear, lead with light" into Latin

A late friend of mine came up with the phrase, "Don't follow in fear, lead with light" not long before he passed. I'd like to express this in Latin. He intended the meaning to be all-...
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Best modern translation for "Emperor"?

The word "Emperor" seems a bit hard to pin down in Latin when looking for a constant expression to use, because of its multiple synonyms that seem to have been employed frequently throughout ...
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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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Is this translation correct?

"Hasn't your mother told you she doesn't like your girlfriend? "Materne(nonne mater)non tua tibi dixit illam non amare amicam tuam?" I find this weird because I learned that a double ...
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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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The obligations of the knight

I was studying the order of knights os St. John and found the 8 obligations or aspirations of a Knight, they are: to live in truth to have faith repent one's sins give proof of humility love justice ...
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Feedback on the translation of an English poem into Latin

While struck by a bout of insomnia the other night, I decided to try my hand at writing a poem in Latin. I am not at all confident in my correct usage of certain vocabulary words, as I had a harder ...
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What is the meaning of "fallar"?

"Sum ut nox Et fallar mox" My conversation partner showed me a poem he's written and I couldn't understand the meaning of the future passive form "fallar". He told me to use the ...
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Position of the adjective of a genitive

Given the following sentence: The ways of the high mountains are rough. Is there any reason to prefer "Altorum montium itinera confragosa sunt" over "Montium altorum itinera cofragosa ...
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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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Need a check for correct english to latin translation(for a tattoo)

my mum wanted to get a tattoo and we were trying to figure out the correct translation for it. She wanted a tattoo consisting of different words, like this: "Live. Smile(or live smiling). Believe....
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16th century Latin (England) Transcription/Translation of Recipe for Braggot

I study how mead was made (and what it tasted like!) before about 1750 CE. I am not a linguist, and acknowledge my rudimentary knowledge of Latin grammar/tenses/etc. (learning all the time). I’m ...
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Quid aliud edam?

A semi-sated lower-class Roman stands in front of the pantry and mutters to themselves: "What else could I eat?" What would be the most natural or idiomatic way of expressing this sentiment? ...
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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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"Habemus dicentis"?

The headline on electoral-vote.com this morning is Habemus Dicentis, playing on Habemus Papam ("We have a pope") to announce the selection of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the U.S. House of ...
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In regards to "Est" and "Errare humanum est"

I am new to Latin and very rough because I am teaching it to myself after so many years. I was working on a sentence that I thought was simple enough but became confused. The translation of "...
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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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How would you say, they left/abandoned you but we remain/stay faithful

Google translate gave me “relinquentes autem fideles permanemus” for “they left you but we remain faithful”but I know google translate can be just a tad less than accurate haha. Any help would be ...
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Please help check grammar of “Complicationem subtilitate tracta”

We are trying to decide a motto for our organization and came up with this Latin phrase: “Complicationem subtilitate tracta.” It is supposed to mean “handle complication with sophistication”. Could ...
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I want to get a tattoo but I need help with translation. How would you say “for myself” in Latin? Would you say “pro/per ego/memet”?

I want to get a tattoo but I need help with translation. How would you say “for myself” in Latin? Would you say “pro/per ego/memet”?
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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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Holy Thermonuclear Napalm

I'm writing a sci-fi story about the Vatican inventing a very special weapon to eradicate heresy on mass scale. Since the weapon comes from the Roman Empire, it should be called in Latin, right? After ...
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How is "mi esse ab eo mihi" to be translated in the Phileros Inscription?

In the necropolis, outside Pompeii's Nocera gate, there are a number of elaborate tombs, which include full-sized statues of the dead and the bereaved. One of these, now fenced-off, belongs to a ...
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