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Latin Phrase: Out of the ashes, into eternity

by Chris
(Connecticut)

Hey Latin Teacher,


I was wondering how you translate "Out of the ashes, into eternity"? I'm in the process of creating a family coat of arms and I do not wish to make it permanent unless its 100% accurate. This may also become a tattoo item for me. Please help.

I have come upon "De cinere in aeternum" is this translation 100% accurate.


Hi Chris,

See this link for details about how to say eternity in Latin.

Your Latin phrase is pretty good as is. However, the prepositional phrase in aeternum is really like an adverb: in means forever. So a literal translation of your phrase is "from ashes forever".

You might try de cinere in aeternitatem.

Hope this helps and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John

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