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What is an eve?

There are three major holidays that come to mind when considering "eve": Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and Halloween (All Hallows' Eve). When one looks up those holidays in the Morgan and Silva ...
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A word for bad quality joke

Frigidus / cold can be used metaphorically to describe any kind of speech that seems flat and lifeless, whether it was an attempt at humour or not. But here we see it being applied specifically to ...
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How to translate the Finnish "muka"?

Scilicet .2. ironically As much space in Smiths is given to the ironical use 'forsooth,' 'you may be sure,' as to the simple emphatic particle. When used in this sense Sc. is sometimes placed first ...
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Different levels of friends

Familiaris does indeed indicate a deeper, more intimate level of friendship. Pliny the Younger often uses it thus. In fact, the letters of Pliny offer a wealth of evidence relevant to this topic (...
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How to say "elämä kantaa" or "life will prevail"?

I like the suggested emendation of Vergil's phrase. Another suggestion comes from the Preface of the Requiem Mass (text available here): Vita mutatur non tollitur, which literally means: "Life is ...
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How to say "elämä kantaa" or "life will prevail"?

Let us start with the famous omnia vincit amor, "love conquers/wins all". This is close to the original intention if we replace love with life: omnia vincit vita. The word order omnia vincit vita ...
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Two levels of 'and'

From the beginning of Plautus's Amphitruo (so a bit pre-Classical), spoken by Mercurius, god of messages and commerce: Ut vos in vostris voltis mercimoniis emundis vendundisque me laetum lucris ...
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How to phrase "it took two hours"?

FWIW, the verb consumo, can be used with amounts of time as meaning to spend: horasque multas saepe suavissimo sermone consumeres (Cic. Fam. 11.27.5) Hence a possibility is to say you spent two ...
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What is an eve?

Although the English word 'eve' is often used poetically for 'evening', it is in fact fairly common and far more usually means 'the [whole] day before'; I suspect that its use to mean 'vigil', or ...
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A word for bad quality joke

Following Cic. de orat. 2,218, I would think about two words describing this particular verborum lusus for which you are asking for: cum duo genera sint facetiarum, alterum aequabiliter in omni ...
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A verb for networking

I'd say c┼Źnectere is the verb you're looking for: I.to tie, bind, fasten, or join together, to connect, entwine, link together (class.; most freq. in part. pass. and the trop. signif.); constr. ...
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What is a "roll call" in Latin?

A delectus, -us (also: dilectus) usually refers to a kind of choosing or military levy: Ibi cognoscit de Clodii caede [de] senatusque consulto certior factus, ut omnes iuniores Italiae coniurarent, ...
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As fit as an animal

I am trying to find more examples, but for the present I can add one to the exhibit. It is likely that this is not an established idiom. From Plauti Fragmenta: Quasi lupus ab armis valeo. The ...
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Is there a Latin verb for enabling?

I should think that the English 'facilitate' is close to what you are looking for, but I can't find a simple verb for it. I hope that what follows is helpful. Smith (under 'facilitate) suggests ...
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What is Eura called in Latin?

Vicipaedia, which has very little authority in these matters, uses the obvious choice: Eura. After doing a little digging, I found an old work (warning, large PDF file!) on Finnish metal working: ...
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A verb for networking

I think a great word for this is contexere, meaning to weave or connect intricately, like the action of braiding. It establishes a meaning that I think is closer to networking. I'd be fine with ...
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Is there a classical Latin verb for furnishing?

Instruo is perfectly all right. An alternative is orno, or a derivative (exorno, adorno), similar in meaning to instruo, 'to fit out or 'equip', though it lacks the latter's notion of 'set in order'. ...
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What is an eve?

*EDIT: Please see my comments below to clarify what I see as the difference between small-e eve and capital-E Eve. For what it's worth, I think both answers above (those of Sam K and Tom Cotton ...
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Is there a Latin verb for enabling?

The closest I know would be adjuvans, i.e., helping in the sense of making it possible to accomplish something, thus "enabling."
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Ex Ovis Pullus Non Natis Serò Fit Ullus

First of all, the word order is a little convoluted, but that is nothing unusual in Latin. Putting things in a more natural order so that related words come together, the name becomes: Ex ovis non ...
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What is a caregiver in Latin?

In the UK, there is just one word for what you describe, and it's 'carer'. It is used indiscriminately for anyone looking after someone in difficulty, whether physical, mental or sometimes even ...
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Is there a Latin verb for enabling?

Cassell's Latin Dictionary has: enable = dat. of person + gen. of thing + facultatem facere facilitate = acc. of thing + faciliorem reddere The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (...
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Is there a Latin verb for enabling?

It looks like the verb you are looking for is very close semantically to allow/permit. Interestingly, you use allow in your question: "What I am after is a verb like "enable" or "...
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How to say "elämä kantaa" or "life will prevail"?

In order to capture the full feeling of your phrase, I suggest: Vita Superat. It's simple, but it means "life conquers" or more literally "life goes above." It contains the feeling in both English ...
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