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Vocabulary Blog: Latin Word of the Week

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Nov 11, 2016

Vocabulary Lesson Plans

Browse the best vocabulary lesson plans from a NY state certified Latin teacher. Create lessons based on Greek and Latin roots for all students in every subject area.

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Oct 12, 2016

Latin Translation: Heart of a Warrior, Mind of a King

Could you tell me what the correct translation for the following quote is in Latin? This is for a headstone and I'm hoping to have an accurate translation.

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Oct 12, 2016

Latin Translation: Year of the Light of the World

How do you translate Year of the Light of the World to Latin? Is it Anno Lux Mundi? Thank you in advance for the help. :) Year of the Light of the World:

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Oct 04, 2016

"Spiritus Contra Spiritum": Dr. Jung's Influence on AA

Dear Latin Teacher, I actually have several questions about the difference in definitions and accurate usage of the words 'spiritus' and 'spiritum'.

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Oct 04, 2016

How to Reference a Certain Line of the Aeneid

Hi! My friend wants this tattoo: “forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit the line from the Aeneid. Can you tell me how to write the book and line numbers

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Oct 03, 2016

Love Conquers All

What is the correct way to say love conquers all in Latin? This is Virgil: Omnia vincit amor = love conquers all. The whole line of hexameter is Omnia

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Oct 03, 2016

How do I pronounce Touritopsis Dorhnii?

Hello - how would I phonetically pronounce the species name Touritopsis Dorhnii? Is it TOUR-ee-top-sis DOOR-nigh, or DOOR-nee? Thanks so much!!!! Dear

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Oct 03, 2016

"Wolf and Lion" in Latin

Hello. I am trying to translate the phrase: Wolf and Lion in Latin. I have so far come up with this through google translate: Lupum et Leonem. Also,

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Oct 03, 2016

The Holy Father in Latin: Pater Noster

Can you send me how to write the Catholic Holy Father prayer please? Dear Cynthia, If you mean the prayer that Jesus taught us, or the Lord's prayer

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Sep 05, 2016

A Poem: Latin Is A Language

True Penance -by hardy parkerson Latin is a language As hard as it can be. You can speak it to your neighbor, You can speak

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Sep 05, 2016

For King and Country

Hi! Can anyone translate this into Latin: for king and country. Anyone please and thank you! Hi, Louie. Try this: Regi et Patriae. Hope this helps,

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Jul 31, 2016

Memento Mori? Memento Vivere!

Jeff from North Carolina asks why we should remember to die, when really we ought to remember to live.

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Jul 31, 2016

Memento Mori: Life and death question!

I see the phrase memento mori frequently. I find the imperative mood interesting in its use here. I would like to use the verb for to live in a similar

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Apr 05, 2016

Help with translation: Not for Self, But for Others

Hello! I am looking for a correct translation, english to latin, on how to say another before myself and the needs of others are greater than my own, and

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Apr 05, 2016

Sola Scriptura Ablative or Nominative Case?

Is this correct? The adjective (sola) and the noun (scriptura) are in the ablative case rather than the nominative case -wiki Is a macron required in

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Apr 05, 2016

Luctor on my family crest

Hi I've just recently found my family crest and on the top its got (Luctor) on the top what does this mean?? Thanks Hi, Ryan. It means I struggle.

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Sep 07, 2015

How to Say YES and NO in Latin

Students just starting out in Latin always want to know how to say YES and NO. While Latin has no words that translate directly to yes and no, there are several common ways to express the affirmative and the negative. Here are a few of the most useful.

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Sep 03, 2015

Gender agreement in translation: Ob infirmam valetudinem

I'm trying to traslate a passage about Caesar's death and one of the sentences is Idibus Martiis Caesar ob infirmum valetudinem domo exire dubitavit. How

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Jul 17, 2015

Vocabulary Strategies: Teaching Compound Latin Roots

Effective vocabulary strategies: Teaching compound Latin roots helps students not only learn a new root word, but also reinforce and expand familiar vocabulary.

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Jul 09, 2015

Latin Translation: Courage Life Hope

Hello! I'm planning out a tattoo of a semicolon (to signify my fight against my depression and how I have chosen to keep living my story instead of ending

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Jul 01, 2015

135th Anniversary

Hello, A friend of mine is writing a story and needs to know how to say 135th Anniversary in Latin. Like Centennial, but 135. If you like, you may name

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Jun 30, 2015

Ova et Ostreas

Dear Latin Teacher, Please Translate from Latin to English: Coquus ova et ostreas gustationi coquere voluit. Dear Anonymous, The cook wanted to

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Jun 30, 2015

I Came, I Saw, I Will Conquer

Hello, I would like to know what the Latin translation would be for: I came, I saw, I will conquer. I Googled this but I feel like the translation

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Jun 16, 2015

Latin Vocabulary: Yes No

Salve, Magister! If I'm asked Estne puella pulchra?, I can answer with ita or nego, but don't these terms translate to in this manner! and I deny? How

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Jun 16, 2015

Is a demonstrative pronoun necessary? (Julius love his homeland)

For example when translating from English to Latin, Julius loves his homeland, would eius be used. Therefore would the answer be Julius eius patria amat?

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Jun 16, 2015

Latin Vocabulary Words: Hiatus or Lacuna? The Latin Word of the Week Returns.

Two Latin vocabulary words to help build lesson plans and vocabulary for everyone. They also help explain why the Latin Word of the Week disappeared for two months!

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Jun 12, 2015

In yourself you can trust

Hello, What would be the correct translation for In yourself you can trust Thanks, John Dear John, You can trust in yourself is Tibi credere

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Jun 11, 2015

Latin translation: Vincit qui se vincit

Vincit qui se vincit... I know that this translates to he conquers who conquers himself. What would be the feminine equivalent of this? Thank you!

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Jun 04, 2015

We struggle and emerge

Luctor et emergo means I struggle and emerge. What would the translation be if it was the plural We struggle and emerge? Dear Edward, Luctamur et emergimus.

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Jun 03, 2015

carpe librum

Hi. I would like to use a playful catch phrase for my fellow bookworms. I've seen online that carpe librum supposedly means seize the book or enjoy the

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