Latin Tattoo: To Live is Christ
by Louis Gallegos
(Ladera Ranch, CA, US)
Dear Latin Teacher,
I am going to get a new tattoo and I'd like it to say "to live is Christ, to die is gain" in Latin.
Your Latin Tattoo idea comes straight from the New Testament, St. Paul to the Philippians.
vivere Christus est et mori lucrum
So that you may know what each word means: vivere = to live; Christus = Christ; est = is; et = and; mori = to die; lucrum = profit/gain.
If you don't want the tattoo, get the T-Shirt
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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