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May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Postby weasel » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:24 pm

Would someone please help me translate this for my mother's grave ?
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Re: May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Postby MatthaeusLatinus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:35 pm

maybe

CHORI ANGELORVM TE IN REQVIEM CANANT
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Re: May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Postby weasel » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:59 pm

THANK YOU M.L. That's quite the best I've seen !
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Re: May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Postby adrianus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:27 pm

Also // Et hoc:
SOPIANT TE CARMINE ANGELORUM CHORI.
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: May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Postby weasel » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Many thanks to you Adrianus !
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Re: May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest

Postby adrianus » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:34 pm

Me paenitet, MathaeeLatine, quod aliter quam vis significat id quod proposuisti (scilicet CHORI ANGELORVM TE IN REQVIEM CANANT). Nisi fallor, TE CANANT ita vult dicere: te collaudant vel te in requiem discessisse [defectivo modo] canant.

I fear, MathaeusLatinus, that what you have means something different. Unless I'm mistaken, TE CANANT means "they sing about you" or "they sing of you ['your having passed', elliptically] to rest".

"Arma virumque cano"
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