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Need help translating quote from English to latin please!

 
 
Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2015 10:09 am
I would like to know the latin translation for this sentence:

Feed your faith, and starve your fears.
 
selectmytutor
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2015 04:33 am
@angelabcd,
Hi Angelabcd,
Here is your translation for the given sentence.
Pasce fidem, obsidione munitionibusque coepti premi metus.
George
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2015 05:43 am
@angelabcd,
Feed your faith, and starve your fears.
Fidem tuam pasce et fame metus tuos consume.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jul, 2015 06:11 am
@selectmytutor,
. . . obsidione munitionibusque coepti premi . . .

This is a quote from Livy's history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita.
It means "they began to be distressed by a blockade, and by siege-works".
mcmontalto
 
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Reply Sat 5 Dec, 2015 03:29 pm
@George,
I have a similar question @George.
can you translate "she is strong" to Latin. want to write this a tattoo in honor of my daughter.
thanks
George
 
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Reply Sun 6 Dec, 2015 06:57 am
@mcmontalto,
Illa fortis est
mcmontalto
 
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Reply Sun 6 Dec, 2015 12:55 pm
@George,
thank you so much @George. it is so helpful to have an expert to translate.

BTW - I am sure that google translate is not an authority on language translations, but am curious why the reverse (eng to latin), translates as "est fortis ", with out including the 'she' pronoun "illa" and also reversing the order of the noun and verb. I suspect they are translating from eng literally and not including the proper order of nouns/verbs as would be the case in true Latin. am I correct?
thx again
George
 
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Reply Sun 6 Dec, 2015 07:24 pm
@mcmontalto,
I believe you are correct about why Google translate used the common
English word order. Latin commonly puts the verb last, but sometimes
the order is altered for emphasis.

The reason for my adding "illa" is to emphasize that this is about a female.
"Fortis est" would be perfectly correct but could refer to either a a male or
female.
mcmontalto
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2015 07:45 am
@George,
fantastic. thanks much.
George
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2015 09:32 am
@mcmontalto,
You're welcome.
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