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Please, I would like a Latin translation to english...

 
 
Eddy91
 
Reply Mon 19 May, 2014 08:43 pm
Hello, as the tittles says, I would like some expert to translate one idea into latin. I have tried automated translation from the internet but no real results.
The idea is:
Devouring time, ticks away my life
Devouring time, my life ticks away
Devouring time, ticking away my life
or instead of Devouring Time, it could also be Time the devourer of things.
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I got few results but I don't find them accurate as I checked that translation in another translator:
Tempus edax rerum, animam meam ricini
Tempus edax rerum, animam meam a ticks
Tempus edax rerum, vita utilatate

Besides this, if it's too much to ask, is this phrase correct and what does it mean?
-HOC NOSCE ANTE OMNIA

Thanks for the attention
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George
 
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 09:45 am
@Eddy91,
The "ticks away" part is a problem.
The Romans only had sundials and water-clocks.
And, of course, neither of those ticked.

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Eddy91
 
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 03:53 pm
@George,
Thank you very much for your time George.
May I ask if there's any similiar time e expression that says time is running out because Time/ Chronos devours your life.
Something like this, Devouring Time, dropping a piece of grain each second...
The idea if that matters is to inscribe that into a tattoo above or under a hourglass. I have seen that latin phare above one and below I was thinking to add either Time tick-ticks away or Life tick-ticks away... but I don't like the mix, would be better either full english or full latin. Is there any near expression for ''ticking''? Even if it's for the sound of grain falling into the sand.
One last question if you don't mind, How fond are you to old english?
George
 
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Reply Wed 21 May, 2014 05:46 am
@Eddy91,
The only other Latin phrase that comes to mind is tempus fugit (time flies).

"Old English"?
Like Beowulf?
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