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Dear Latin Teacher,inceptis annue, diva, meis
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:
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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