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Haec scripsi non otii abuntantia....

by Anonymous

Here is the sentence:

Haec scripsi non otii abuntantia, sed amoris erga te

I found that this translates to:
I have written this, not from having an abundance of leisure, but of love for you (Cicero).

I want to say instead,
I have painted this, not from having an abundance of leisure, but of love for you

In the original (Latin) sentence, scripsi, I suppose, translates to written or have written.

I want to use the correct form of the verb for painted, as in have painted.

What word should I use?

Thank you.



Replace scripsi with pinxi. See any Latin dictionary entry for pingo, pingere, pinxi, pictus.

Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John

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About choosing the correct form of the verb
by: Sean

Thank you for your providing me with the correct form of the verb.
I had checked several other sites for the verb, but I couldn't identify the one that would satisfy the sentence.
I will paint this sentence on a portrait I'm working on, and I didn't want some Latin-speaking person to see this painting in 50-years time and say, "He used the wrong form of the verb there. He should have used..."


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