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Postby help me » Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:59 pm

i am writing and english paper, and i need to know how to say a phrase. the phrase is "library of the gods." thank you in advance
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Postby Clark3934 » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:03 pm

scrinium deorum...?

I think, scrinium is bookcase, that is the closest thing I know of to library.
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Postby help me » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:11 pm

the translation i tried to figure out was Bibliotheca de Caelestis, and bibliotheca literally means collection of books, and Caelstis means a dweller of the heavens, but i dont know how to make god a plural.
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Postby Clark3934 » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:12 pm

deorum

literally means "of the gods"
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Postby Episcopus » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:14 pm

Deum is an irregular genitive plural if that helps at all...
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Postby Clark3934 » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:16 pm

Is that correct?

Deum? Can you use deorum?
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Postby help me » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:16 pm

thank you much clark and episcopus.
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Postby Episcopus » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:50 pm

Suppose...no one would chide you...
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Postby Evito » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:10 am

Both you could use, but using deorum would be best I think.
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