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Latin Tattoo: Love for my mother

by Krystina
(Camden, NSW, Australia)

I'm looking at getting a tattoo for the meaning "Love for my mother", how would I write this in the Latin language?

Hi Krystina,

Amor matri, where matri is dative, means Love for my mother. If you want to really emphasize that it is your own mother that you love, then you may add meae, so amor matri meae.

Word order might be changed to matri amor, matri meae amor, or matri amor meae. Which ever form looks best in the design.

I always say that I don't answer tattoo questions anymore, and then every once in a while I answer one.

Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.



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