Latin phrase: Luctor et Emergo

by Ethan
(Pennsylvania, U.S.)

Dear Latin Teacher,

I recently found a Latin phrase that I would really like to get in a tattoo but I want to authenticate it first with someone who knows Latin. I won't say what the English translation I think it is but if you could say a rough translation, if there is one of the phrase "luctor et emergo"

Thanks, Ethan


Dear Ethan,

It means "I struggle and emerge". Here's a link to a previous post about this Latin phrase.

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

Sincerely,

John

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Luctor et Emergo Victrix
by: Anonymous

Is the following correct?

luctor et emergo victrix = I struggle and emerge the victor.


Yes, this is correct, so long as you are a woman. For a man, use victor.

Sincerely,

John


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