Dear Latin Teacher,
What are the Latin words for New Beginnings?
The simplest Latin transalation for new beginnings is incepta nova
. It means new undertakings, new things taken up or attempted.
While I cannot find that exact Latin phrase in literature, both Ovid and Vergil use the word incepta
to mean beginnings or undertakings:
Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 3.2.56:inceptis annue, diva, meis
Nod, o goddess, to my beginnings
Vergil, Aeneid 7.259:di nostra incepta secundent
May the gods favor our beginnings
Caveat: incepta nova
is neuter plural. One new beginning is inceptum novum
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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