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I'm trying to decipher the origins of the name "Lauren," whose general etymology is relatively clear to me: it is related to "Laurence," which comes from the Latin Laurentius, meaning someone from the Italian town Laurentum, meaning "of laureling," or the like, assuming the hypothetical verb laurere to generate the present participle laurens. And that's all well and good. But how does one arrive at the more simplified "Lauren," lacking consonants thereafter. "Laurena" is ...
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is there any software or web site can provide accurate pronounciation of LAtin words for us to listen to?
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paulum auxilii

saluete omnes

1) Can the 1st supine have a direct object? I want to say:

"Your poor little thing!" the old poet said and went to open the door.

"te paruum miserum!" poeta senex dixit et iuit apertum ianuam

2) How would you say "redden" when speaking of cheeks? I don't mean as a sign of shame, but of good health.

uobis gratias ago
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How would you say "at your service"?

Salvete omnes!

How would you say "at your service"? Thank you!

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Translation for the word "menace"?


I've looked in the Oxford Latin dictionary and online for the Latin
singular meaning to menace in the context that someone is a menace. I
found minae, but in both the dictionary and online, it comes up as
plural. Could minae be both plural and singular?

Thanks a bunch,

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"full moon"

Hi, everyone.

What is the Latin word or phrase for a "full moon?" I know of 'lunae plenae', but are there any others?

Thanks for your time.
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Two Questions about the Aeneid

I have recently run into some problems in Book I of Vergil's Aeneid. I would appreciate any help you have to offer.

Question 1:
Book I, lines 453-56: "Namque sub ingenti, lustrat dum singula templo reginam opperiens, dum quae fortuna sit urbi artificumque manus intra se operumque laborem miratur,..."
Translation: For while waiting for the queen, Aeneas surveys (the area) close to the huge temple, He admires the bands of artists within themselves(idiomatic meaning ...
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Latin Composition

I was going through this thread, and I was paying attention to the Latin Composition books you guys have (especially Benissimus, you seem to have several). Now, I was wondering which books you guys have used for composition, and which ones you think are most benefitial. Right now, I'm working through Latin Prose Composition, North and Hillard, available at Textkit. I'm barely in the 14th exercise, and it's already proving itself to be helpful. I ...
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You're welcome

saluete omnes

Does anyone know how to say "you're welcome" in Latin? I have no phrase book and my dictionary does not offer much help. I mean "you're welcome" used as a reply when someone else says "thank you". Perhaps quaeso could do, as "je vous en prie" in French or "prego" in Italian.

tantas uobis gratias ago
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an indirect statement question

How would I express this?

"I hope that we see each other."

Spero nos uidere. ? or instead Nos spero nos uidere. ?

Moreover, how would I express the future, "I hope that we will see each other."? Nos spero nos uisuri esse. ?
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