Sentence Question

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LatinGirly
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Sentence Question

Post by LatinGirly » Thu May 28, 2009 7:14 pm

I'm having trouble with a sentence. It just sounds really wierd when I translate it.

Latin : Ne isti turpissimi hostibus arma aut solacium praestent.

My translation: Let not these ugly things surpass the arms or solace of the enemy.

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Re: Sentence Question

Post by modus.irrealis » Thu May 28, 2009 8:34 pm

It's a secondary meaning again. It looks to me that "praesto" here means "offer" or "present" or something similar. Also "turpissimi" is masculine, so refers to a group of people.

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Re: Sentence Question

Post by LatinGirly » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:08 am

Thank you

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