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Reimagining the logical gates in Latin

As far as I know, the names, especially the abbreviated ones you list, are always in English whether or not the surrounding text is in English. Technical abbreviations like this tend to be universal, ...
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Would "motor oil" (such as in a car engine) be "oleum" or "unguentum" or something else?

Rock oils, now called by the modern Greek-Latin word, petroleum, were in ancient times called bitumen by the Romans: Babylone lacus amplissima magnitudine, qui limne asphaltitis appellatur, habet ...
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Are there well-assimilated Latin words from Semitic languages?

To add other possibilities according to Wiktionary (filtering those words that convincingly pass through Ancient Greek): ferrum: [possible Phoenician and maybe through Etruscan] genius: [from Proto-...
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Are there well-assimilated Latin words from Semitic languages?

Some more probable direct Phoenician/Punic loanwords: sūfes 'suffete' (a Carthaginian magistrate) from 𐤔𐤐𐤈‎ špṭ 'judge'. Compare Hebrew שׁוֹפֵט‎ šōp̄ēṭ 'judge' (as in the Book of Judges), also a ...
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How would you ask "Which courses do you have this semester?" in Latin? Specifically, which word would you use for "course"?

I would use schola or lectio, or perhaps auditio. Typical expressions are in scholam ire, scholam obire or scholae interesse. Therefore a possible translation would be: Quas scholas hoc semestri ...
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How would you say "to see things from up above" in Latin?

The adverb you are looking for is desuper (or, much more rarely, desursum). Here's a close parallel from the Aeneid: Aetheria tum forte plaga crinitus Apollo desuper Ausonias acies urbemque uidebat ...
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