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Latin Phrase: Made by God

by Steve
(Austin, TX)

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, but that doesn't sound cool. I want something that sounds cool.


Dear Steve,

Your Latin is pretty good! Congratulations!

Deus fecit does mean God made. Other possibilities follow:

a Domino factum = made by God

Dominus fecit = God has made or God has done

To quote the Vulgate Bible:

Deus fecit duo magna luminaria
God made the sun and moon

faciamus hominem ad imaginem et similitudinem nostram
Let Us make a man in Our image and likeness

Another verb is also often used: creare

Et creavit Deus hominem ad imaginem suam
And God made man in his own image

With a twist from classical Latin (and therefore with the lower case 'd') Vergil has a famous line from his eclogues. It means a god has made these leisures for me:

deus nobis haec otia fecit

Hope this helps, and write again when you have more questions only a Latin teacher can answer.



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