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bringer

Hi,

As far as I know Lucifer means "Bringer of Light". Can "fer" be appended to a genitive noun to make "Bringer of ***"?

Thanks
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Writting in Latin

I think you web is great.
The old book are very usefuly when you want to learn writte in latin.
I self-study latin (not in any scholl). it`s my hobby.
I studied some years and know it well in reading (i read for example all books of cesar and Livius now I think about Cicero or tacit).
But my writting latin always was very bad.
I think the rason was books. I an Polish and ...
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Quick Help

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me here?

I am looking for some latin phrase to go on my sword.

I was thinking of using my clan's motto: "Per Mare, Per Terras", but slightly changing it to "Per Mare, Per Terras, Per Astra".

Now my question is does that say, "By Sea, By Land, By Stars" Or would it be better with "the" in "By (the) Stars"?

Or does this sound any better: ...
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Latin imperatives

Does anyone have any definitive comments to make on the TO/TOTE form of the imperative? I had always learned that it was a 'future' or 'strengthened' form of the simple imperative, with TO for the 2nd person singular, TOTE for the 2nd person plural, and sometimes ANTO/UNTO for the 3rd person plural. My problem is that in the Kennedy grammars the TO form (as in 'amato') is listed as being used for the 3rd person ...
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You singular formal?

SALVETE OMNES, S.V.B.E.V.

Is there a you singular formal tense in Latin?
Every Romance language I have encountered shares the 3rd person singular (he, she, it) with you singular formal.
But I haven't encountered such a thing in any of the Latin grammars yet.

MVLTAS GRATIAS!
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"glubit" from Catullus

in Catullus 58, he says:
Catullus wrote:Caeli, Lesbia nostra, Lesbia illa,
illa Lesbia, quam Catullus unam
plus quam se atque suos amavit omnes,
nunc in quadriviis et angiportis
glubit magnanimi Remi nepotes.


1. Is quam in line 2 adverbial ("how Catullus loves...") or is it a relative adjective ("which one girl...")?

2. What is the intended meaning of glubit? It literally means "to strip the bark off/to peel", but also can mean "to rob". The first ...
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Funny question concerning Seneca...

This is sort of rude but the passage from the Apocolocyntosis that Wheelock added for some silly reason. It goes:
Ultima vox eius haec inter homines audita est, cum maiorem sonitum emisisset illa parte qua facilius loquebatur: "Vae me, puto, concacavi." Quod an fecerit, nescio - omnia certe concacavit!


I understand what it means but I am unsure about the qua. "He had sent out a sound from that part from which he easily spoke..."? ...
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gallus

Just by chance, I happened to come across gallus, meaning rooster, and Gallus, meaning a Gaul, within hours of each other, and I remembered that the French rugby team have a rooster for their mascot. Is this why?
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Latin words

Hi,
Please could some tell me what the following words are in latin:

web (as in world wide web)
internet
design

If not, a link to a translation website would be great!

Thanks,
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Struggling with English to Latin Translation Homework

I have to translate these from English to Latin. I'm struggling.

1. By whom was a ship seen on a mountain?
Mine: Quo erat navem viditus est in montis?

2. We have made a long journey but can now see the end.
Mine: Fecimus longum iteram sed nunc potuimus finem visimus.

3. A large number of citizens was called together by the leader.
Mine: Magnum numerum civium convocavit duce.

4. If the sea is closed, ...
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