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Postby Bodders » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:06 am

Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

I'm hoping somebody can spare the time to help me out with a small translation, I know this beautiful lady who wishes to have the line of text "By the light of the moon, seize the night" tattood down her spine.

Would: "Imminente Luna carpe noctum"

Be the correct translation?

Thanks for your help in advance,
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Re: Latin Tattoo

Postby dlb » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:37 pm

I wouldn't worry so much about the translation being correct as I would about the tattotist spelling everything correctly :wink:
Deus me ducet, non ratio.
Observito Quam Educatio Melius Est.
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Re: Latin Tattoo

Postby adrianus » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:22 am

I (who am not an expert) believe it's correct, plus also "per lunam" and "per lunarem lampadem" for "by the light of the moon" or "by moonlight".
Rectè dicis, ut ego non peritus credo, praetereà haec: "per lunam" et "per lunarem lampadem".

Post Scriptum

Except it should be "noctem" not "noctum"
Praeterquàm "noctem" non "noctum" scribatur.
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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