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A way to say 'Till Death Do Us Apart"

Postby yee0890 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:32 am

1. What's a Latin sentiment of the popular phrase? I have heard of Usque ad mortem, but is there an expression closer than that?
2. Also, what is a conventional way of writing "since 1950"? *edit: is it ab 1950?*

Much gratias in advance.
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Re: A way to say 'Till Death Do Us Apart"

Postby adrianus » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:03 am

Salve yee0890
http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/Latin1662/Latin1662_Marriage.htm wrote:till death do us part = donec mors nos separaverit

Yes, "a/ab," or "post" = "since"
Ita est, "ab anno 1950"/"ab anno millesimo nongentesimo quinquagesimo"
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: A way to say 'Till Death Do Us Apart"

Postby scotistic » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:20 am

This isn't necessarily relevant, but on the inside of my wedding ring is inscribed Ubi tu Caius, ibi ego Caia, roughly "Wherever you are, I am", from the Roman wedding ceremony. My wife gave me a ring with this inscribed in it for Christmas just a month or two after we started dating - that's when I knew she was for keeps.
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