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Eastern to Western: Latin for Toothbrush Tree Not rated yet
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Variation of Descartes Cogito Ergo Sum Not rated yet
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Happy 65th Birtday! (In Latin) Not rated yet
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How do you say garden of life in Latin? Not rated yet
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How would you say "infinite spark" in Latin? Not rated yet
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Honk if you speak Latin Not rated yet
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Wine is Life Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Everything Happens for a Reason Not rated yet
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Latin Language: Animi Firmitas Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Gift...by the grace of God Not rated yet
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Latin Root: Paucity Not rated yet
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Just heard on TV: Biz Majior Not rated yet
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Latin Tattoo: Perfer Not rated yet
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Does Nescio Scan as a Dactyl in Catullus 85 Not rated yet
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Word order and translation Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: You are getting in your own way! Not rated yet
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Latin Language: Are my grades high enough to become a Latin teacher? Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Tuus enim esto impetus Not rated yet
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Latin Motto: Semper Eadem Not rated yet
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Question Regarding Love Not rated yet
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The derivatives for corpus Not rated yet
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Latin Help: Your love sets me free Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: Always Play Not rated yet
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What does nomen mean? Not rated yet
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Latin Root: DON? Not rated yet
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Latin Language: Submission before the goddess Not rated yet
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ASK HER Not rated yet
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Nomen: English Derivatives? Not rated yet
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Latin Language: Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Not rated yet
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Latin phrase Not rated yet
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A motto reads, "Labour Omnia Vincit" Not rated yet
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What are words coming from the latin root anim? Not rated yet
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Latin Root: Nihil Not rated yet
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Pronunciation: Natura Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: MARVIN Riddle Not rated yet
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Latin Root: Salve? Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: I Trust in God Not rated yet
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Latin Language - Combining known phrases Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: All things work for good Not rated yet
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Demonstrative pronouns - correct pronunciations Not rated yet
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Latin Word: Credere Not rated yet
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Latin Pronunciation: Domus Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: A Dead Fox Buried in a Hole Not rated yet
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Latin Tattoo Not rated yet
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English to Latin Not rated yet
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What is the translation of 'Believe' in Latin? Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: My Name Is... Not rated yet
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Latin Sentence: Love Conquers All Not rated yet
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The Declension of Jesus Not rated yet
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Latin Vocabulary: Kiss Not rated yet
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Latin Tattoo: Have Hope and Be Strong Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: End of Time Not rated yet
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Vocabulary: The Gift Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: My All Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: Players Come First Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase Not rated yet
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Latin: Only trust yourself Not rated yet
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Latin Tattoo: He who sleeps, does not sin Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: Ad Nauseam Not rated yet
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Latin Translation Not rated yet
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Latin Vocabulary: Eternity Not rated yet
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Vocabulary: Have faith. Regret nothing. Not rated yet
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Third Declension Neuters Not rated yet
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Latin Vocabulary: Liber Not rated yet
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Latin Vocabulary: Vomitorium? Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: Know Thyself Not rated yet
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Latin Grammar: Direct Objects Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Believe in Yourself Not rated yet
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Woman Latin Teacher Not rated yet
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Latin Teacher Gift Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: On This Day Not rated yet
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Latin Tattoo: How do I write it? Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Dum Vives Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: Trust Yourself Not rated yet
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Latin Grammar: Formal YOU Not rated yet
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English Derivatives: Credo Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Trusted Information Not rated yet
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Roman Hello Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: I Found It Not rated yet
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Latin Vocabuary: And Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: I Am Well Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Love Courageously Not rated yet
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Mortgage - Death contract? Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Secrets Kill Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Trust Yourself Not rated yet
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Pronunciation Not rated yet
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Latin root: Ask Not rated yet
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Latin Roots: Imply, Infer Not rated yet
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Latin Roots: Anima, Animus Not rated yet
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Latin Roots: Figere, Fixus Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: I Made This Not rated yet
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Stress Accent on Contracted Preterite Forms Not rated yet
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Latin Language Not rated yet
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Latin Translation: Eternity Not rated yet
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Latin Pronuciation: Catholic v. Classical Not rated yet
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The defective verb "inquit" Not rated yet
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Latin Phrase: Worm Speaks Not rated yet
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Love your website! Not rated yet
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Latin Roots Not rated yet
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English Derivatives: Liberi Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, May I please have an English derivative for the following words: liberi (children), meus (mine), noster (ours), tuus (yours)?! …

Greek Root: Geometry Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, The prefix GEO means earth. So, in the word Geometry does it mean measure the earth? Thanks, Marsha Dear Marsha, You …

Latin Phrase: Voice of the Citizenry? Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, Would "Vox Civicus" roughly translate to "voice of the citizenry?" Many thanks. Dear David, The noun vox is feminine, …

Vocabulary: Derivation & Meaning of Specialis Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, What does "specialis" mean, and where/what does it come from? Thank you PS: cool site :-) Dear J, Specialis is the adjective …

Vocabulary: Secrets in Latin Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, I was wondering what the plural of "Secret" (i.e. secrets) is in Latin. (More than one secret) Thank you Dear J, Two Latin …

Latin Pronunciation: Botanical Name AEGYPTIUM Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, How would you say aegyptium , specifically how many syllables (four or five) and where is the accent? I have spent many days on …

Latin Root: Credere Not rated yet
Dear Latin teacher, how do you pronounce this word ( credere ) and is it the shared root of trust and believe. Dear Jonathon, Yes, this verb means …

Latin Declension Issue Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher: Why do Roman families like Furia or Julia end in ia after the word gens (3rd declension) ( Gens Furia , etc.) BUT when it is in …

Latin Phrase: My woman loves me Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher: I want my boyfriend to wear a t-shirt saying "my woman loves me" How do I say that ? Is meus mulier diligo mihi correct? …

Vocabulary: I Am Born Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher: How would you say "I am born" in latin? ego sum prognatus ? Is this correct? Dear James, The most common verb for "to be born" …

Latin Root: Believe Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, What is the Latin root for 'believe'? Anonymous. Dear Anonymous, The most basic Latin for verb for 'to believe' is credo, credere, …

Latin Phrase: Drink Now, Die Later! Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, Please translate asks into Latin and translate this phrase into English: "DUM VIVES, HOMO, BIBE NAM POST MORTEM NIHIL EST." …

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Vocabulary: Fruit for the Body Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, Please could you tell me how to say, "Fruit for the body, flowers for the soul, water for life" Anonymous Dear Anonymous, …

Latin Roots: Teacher Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, How would I say "teacher" in Latin? Aaron Dear Aaron, The Latin word magister is used for the captain of a ship or the …

Latin Translations: Truth and Proof Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, I need help translating a few Latin words, the first is truth, which I believe is Veritas. I also need the words proof, believe, …

Latin Phrase: I Garden, therefore I am Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, How would you say "I garden, therefore I am." Sincerely, M. Bissell Dear M. Bissell, Playing off the famous line from …

Latin Root: Bibere Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, What is a derivative of bibit ? Sincerely, Anonymous Dear Anonymous, The Latin verb meaning to drink is bibo, bibere, …

Latin for "Dear Teacher" Not rated yet
Dear Latin teacher, How would you say "Dear teacher" - or "Dear Latin teacher" above a letter?! Thanks very much! Johanna Dear Johanna, Roman …

Latin Word for Kiss Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, How can one translate "I like to kiss you" or some such complimentary romantic phrase in Latin? I would like to surprise my boyfriend, …

Latin Phrase: While I can, I will Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, How would you translate 'While I can, I will'. Dum possum persto ? A friend with cancer wishes to take this phrase as her watchword. …

Greek Root of STRATEGY Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, What is the root of the word strategy? Anonymous Dear Anonymous, The word strategy comes from strategos , the Greek …

Latin Root: We Learn, We Teach Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, What is the Latin translation for "we learn, we teach?" Thanks, John Dear John, We learn is discimus , we teach is …

Latin Root: CONVERSATION Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, I have been told that the term conversation comes from the Latin "to change together". Did I misunderstand? I have not been able …

Latin Vocabulary Bingo Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, I am a Latin teacher for grades K-5. I would like to have bingo games and other games that would implement the words that I have …

Vocabulary: Per Diem Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, If "per diem" is Latin for "per day", what is Latin for "per week", please? Thank You, Jackie …

Vocabulary: Work & Fun Not rated yet
Dear Latin teacher, How do you say fun in Latin? How do you say work in Latin? I believe work is Opus. And finally how do you say fun work in Latin? …

Latin Phrase: Made by God Not rated yet
Dear Latin Teacher, Can you help me figure out the Latin phrase for "God Made" or "Built by God"? I thought it would be something like Deus Fecit , …

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