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Dulce Et Decorum Est

I have just started studying Latin and I was wondering if anyone could explain a couple of questions about the grammar of Horace's Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. Firstly, I assume 'mori' is some form of infinitive, but I can't find which form it is.

Secondly, if anyone knows the Latin for 'to spy' would they be so kind as to provide it in the same infinitive form as 'mori' is in in ...
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Use of "HAC"

I have several newbie questions relating to the latin word HAC.

I looked it up and I found two definitions,
hac : this side, this way, here.
hac : (fem. sing. abl.) He who lives BY THIS (the sword), ...

I am more interested in the use of second definition since it seems not used much.

Can someone please explain its context or how it is used or when it is used.

And explain what ...
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"New" Latin Words

I read somewhere that the Vatican, in modern times, created new words in an effort to update the Latin language.

I was wondering what this dictionary is called and whether or not it has met with widespread acceptance or not?

(I apologise in advance if this topic has been covered, but my search for it didn't turn up anything.)
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In need of some latin dynamos

I have been attempting latin for quite awhile now, and I'm just starting to get the hang of it. I have my foot in the door, but I need help with a translation.

The fast horse enveloped shadow over man.

My attempt was:

ille equo firmo homo umbro super involvat.


Any help is GREATLY appreciated. As you can tell, I'm no professional.

~Dan
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Help me with the translation of the exercises

1) Your hopes are vain
suae spes vanae sunt
2) The death is certain uncertain is the day of the death
Mors certa est,mortis dies incertus est
3) The forhead and the eyes are parts of the human face
Frons et ocula facer humana partes sunt
4) Great was the number of the houses of the town
Domuum numerus urbis magnus erat
5) Jesus is the salvation of the human gender
Jesu,salus humanus generis es ...
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Just Two Words

please, how can i translate "malignant being" into latin ?

thanks in advance :oops:
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Present subjunctives- How? When?

Hey all :D
For my Latin class, i'm going to be teaching my class about present subjunctives, BUT, while i know how they're used for wishes (ie with "utinam"), i've been looking though my textbooks for examples, and while i can identify them (although they're nowhere near as common as past subjunctives), i can't pinpoint in what exact situation there'd be used. I know that the ...
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Simple thingy

How would you translate a sentence like "What you don't know is that I see you" into Latin? Quod nescis est ut te videam? Just a guess.
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"No Fate" help translate please

i would like to know if the phrase "nullus fatum" would work for the phrase "no fate". the context would be "no fate, but what we make for our selves." i have looked into the phrases "fatum non existi" and nullus fatalis" be these aren't the context i want.....at least i don't think.

thanks
reaper
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Problem with quiz

I got my first word. Then I got a quiz. On a different word. The word I got was cibus, but my test was on amicus.(I got it wrong) Does that happen often?
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