Latin Phrase: Know Thyself
Dear Latin Teacher,
How would I translate: Know yourself and your identity, put away the mask.
The first part of your Latin phrase, "Know yourself", is often translated as nosce te ipsum
(which is itself a translation of the equally famous Greek phrase: γνῶθι σεαυτόν or gnōthi seauton
To add in "Know your identity", try adding identitatem
So far we have nosce te ipsum et identitatem
For the last piece, "Put away the mask", you might use the word for a stage actor's mask: Persona
So now we have nosce te ipsum et identitatem, personam depone
If you are speaking to a woman, however, the ipsum
must be changed to ipsam
. No need to change any other word.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher!
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