132 Answered Questions for the topic Latin



Inflection of the latin word "spectrum" for describing multiple objects

Could "spectris" be a correct way for describing objects as spectral? The noun I'd like to use it with is an object in plural form. Example: "Militum spectris" = Spectral soldiers?


Requesting Latin translation for "garden in a house/home."

Hi, I'm working on a hypothetical project in Chicago, a city that has the motto "Urbs in Horto" or "City in a Garden." My project is to put a "garden" into an iconic house. The garden wants to be... more


what is and number of the word Roma



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Black Lives Matter in Latin

Hi there - My Daughter in Law is a Latin teacher. I'd like to surprise her with something that says "Black Lives Matter" in Latin for her classroom. But, I hear Google translate is not the best way... more
Latin Linguistics


Need help confirming Latin translation

Hello,I'm writing a story and I would like to use Latin terminology for a collective society, but I'm not entirely certain if adding three different words together changes the meaning. So, for... more


Why do you think that this significant proportion of the undocumented population that is not Latin American is generally ignored by the media and politicians?

Latin Americans make up 75 percent of all undocumented immigrants to the U.S. The other 25 percent of undocumented immigrants hail primarily from Asia. Why do you think that this significant... more


Latin translation of "Do not hesitate", "do not falter"?

Hello, I am writing a short story and am wary of trusting google translate with my needs. I am attempting to translate "Do not hesitate, Do not falter" into a latin phrase. I realize "carpe diem"... more


How to say Cheers to Jesus in latin

I have a group of friends that have a tradition of toasting each other then ending the toast with "Cheers to Jesus". Since that has become a bit of a trademark of the group, they want to learn how... more


Translate this passage from Julius Caesar's "Commentarii de Bello Gallico"

12. Flumen est Arar, quod per fines Haeduorum et Sequanorum in Rhodanum influit, incredibili lenitate, ita ut oculis in utram partem fluat iudicari non possit. Id Helvetii ratibus ac lintribus... more


Latin roots of "anarchy" as self-rule

I thinkI remember my history professor saying something about how anarchy actually did not mean lawlessness, but really meant rule of the self. I'm looking for more specific translation context to... more
Latin Inscription


Inscription/list of people; Hic vixit, Hic vixerunt

I want to inscribe a list of people, who have lived in a house, on a stone, and I would like to have the title in Latin. Should I write "Hic vixit" or Hic vixerunt", or something else?
Latin Language


Looking for an accurate translation of an English phrase to Latin

I am looking for a better or more accurate translation of the following phrases:”happiness at the expense of no one””happiness at no one’s expense””at no man’s expense””happiness at no harm to... more


'Ex Libris' usage

I'm putting 'Ex Libris' bookplates in all of my books, but want to order the bookplates by type. So far I have:'Ex Libris Astronomicis' (from the astronomy books of)'Ex Libris Computatris' (from... more
Latin Language


Spanish sounds like Italian, Portugués, French...

Have you ever heard languages like, portugués, French, or even Italian? Do they sound similar to Spanish? They sure do. Many words and phases are similar to Spanish but why do all these language... more


According to the sentence what will the family be given?

Tuae familiae pro opera in terra pecuniam dabo


Could someone translate into Latin the phrase, "No choice for the chosen"

The phrase is meant to mean that the ones chosen for a certain task don't have a choice about complying. Thank you!
Latin Psychology


What does Id literally mean translated from Latin to English?



What is the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

When should I use the abbreviation i.e. versus when should I use e.g.?


Please Translate this Latin Sentence!

Tuus filius erit tutus, et Aeneae* imperuim perpetuum donabo.”__________ son __________ safe and __________ __________ to Aeneas.So far I have Your son is safe and Aeneas... to Aeneas... that's it... more


Is "et al." used as a singular or plural subject?

When referring to multiple authors by using the name of the first author and *"et al."*, is it correct to grammatically treat this as one person or multiple persons? > Gamma et al. **are**... more


Which are the most common Latin words/phrases used in spoken English?

Please, specify American/British Engilsh! I think these below are very common but I have no idea if they are commonly used in spoken English. ad hoc per se a priori de facto ergo et... more


History of the non-rule that proscribes ending a sentence with a preposition?

Famously, if not accurately, Winston Churchill is supposed to have responding to an editor who had "fixed" a sentence ending with a preposition by writing, "This is the sort of thing up with which... more


The Latin root word dict is related to

Discuss in detail: Concepts of Mos maiorum (“the concept of the ancestor”s), pietas & lares familiaris (household gods).

Discuss in detail: Concepts of Mos maiorum (“the concept of the ancestor”s), pietas & lares familiaris (household gods).

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