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Can someone please translate English to Latin?

 
 
Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2005 01:20 pm
Can someone please translate the following from English to Latin for me?

"Time waits for one man"

Thanks. if anyone needs translation fro Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese, let me know. Thanks
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George
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2005 03:47 pm
Tempus unum hominem manet.


(If I were a Brazilian soccer star, what would my name be?)
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rufio
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2005 10:20 pm
Wouldn't it be exspectat? I thought manere was just for waiting or remaining somewhere, intransitively.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2005 07:44 am
I certainly wouldn't argue with that translation.

I consulted Cassell's and Lewis & Short's dictionaries and used manet because it seemed to me to have the sense of remaining at the will of another rather than waiting in expectation of another's arrival. That's
how I interpreted "wait" in the context of the passage.
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rufio
 
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Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2005 01:59 pm
Ahh, but the English said "waits for".... I dunno, it probably doesn't matter all that much. My prof scolds us for using manere with a direct object.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2005 02:11 pm
Then I bow to your prof. He certainly knows more Latin and more about
Latin than I. Of course in the long run, as you say, it doesn't matter all
that much. As Horace put it:

Omnes una manet nox.
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Ace Racegrip
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2016 08:14 am
@newjerseypolyglot,
"Tempus unum hominem manet." It was a phrase used in the TV movie (and the John D. McDonald book) called "The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything" It was engraved in the lid of a pocket watch, which could speed up the user, making it appear to him as if time were standing still. The author claimed--as someone else replied here--that it meant "Time waits for one man." Whether that is correct Latin use or not, I don't know.
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