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velocitas eradico

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:14 am

I have come across velocitas eradico as allegedly meaning, speed kills or I am speed, I kill.

I know that sometimes the verb esse can be omitted, but both interpretations seem absolutely suss to me. The only way I can translate this is I kill speed.

Does anyone else agree?
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Re: velocitas eradico

Postby brookter » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:21 pm

[I kill speed]


Wouldn't that have to be velocitātem eradico?
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Re: velocitas eradico

Postby thesaurus » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Rufus Coppertop wrote:I have come across velocitas eradico as allegedly meaning, speed kills or I am speed, I kill.

I know that sometimes the verb esse can be omitted, but both interpretations seem absolutely suss to me. The only way I can translate this is I kill speed.

Does anyone else agree?


"velocitas eradico" doesn't mean "spead kills," and is usual the result of someone using an online translation program.

Literally, it would mean something like "I, speed, eradicate."
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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Re: velocitas eradico

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:30 am

Of course it would have to be velocitatem! For some reason I thought velocitas was neuter until I realized that most third dec nouns with 'as' are feminine.
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