English to Latin Translation

Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2010 06:06 pm
I've been searching around trying to find a translation for "Nothing is true. Everything is permitted." I've found multiple ones, but I don't know which one is the right one. Anybody know the right Latin phrase, and don't give me an answer from an online translator please.
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Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2010 07:37 pm
Aren't you going to share what you've found?
Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 01:37 pm
Most places I went to either had "Nihil versus, omnia licita." or "Nihil verum. Omnia licita." But, at each place, it would say one of these is right and the other is wrong.
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 02:12 pm
In the first, "Versus" looks like it may be a typo for "verus", but even then
the gender would be wrong.

The second looks correct.

Nihil --> nothing
verum --> true (neuter singular nominative)
Omnia --> everything (or all things) (neuter plural nominative)
licita --> allowed, permitted (neuter plural nominative, participle from licet)

In both clauses "is" is understood.
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