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Latin Phrase and spelling

by Velvet
(NJ)

Dear Latin Teacher,


Can you please translate the phrase: Luctor et Emergo?

What does this mean exactly? Does it mean, I struggle I emerge? Or something else.

Thank you for all your help and this is truly a great site!! Please email me back if you can.

Thank you,
Velvet


Dear Velvet,

Yes, your Latin phrase means "I struggle and I emerge". The verb luctor means literally I wrestle. (It's a deponent verb, for those that are interested, meaning its forms are always passive.)

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

Sincerely,

John

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