Latin Phrase: I Made This
Dear Latin Teacher,
Is there a single word that means 'I made this' or 'I created this'? What about with a plural object, i.e., 'I made these' or 'I created these'?
It can't be said easily with a single word in Latin, but for centuries artists have used a simple Latin phrase as a signature to their paintings and sculptures: (Artist's name) fecit
or even (Artist's name) me fecit
. The former means "John Doe made", the latter "John Doe made me".
To change this phrase to the first person, meaning "I made this", use hoc feci
. In the plural it becomes haec feci
, "I made these".
The single word feci
means "I made", and could be used without an expressed direct object. Just make sure the context in which you use it makes it clear what, exactly, has been made.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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