Latin Language: Animi Firmitas
Dear Latin Teacher,
There has been some confusion with a phrase that I like. (Read that it means "strength of the mind" or, in a broader sense, "determination" : is it "animi firmitas" or "firmitas animi"? I've seen it both ways. And is the translation mentioned correct?
There is no real difference between the two phrases. Animi firmitas
means "the mind's strength", while firmitas animi
means "the strength of the mind".
The first word in either Latin phrase gets the most emphasis or importance, i.e. animi firmitas
= the strength of the mind
, with emphasis on mind
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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