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Latin question!

 
 
Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 09:10 am
Hello.

I am hoping a Latin expert can help me with finding out how the right version of this quote is spelled as I am getting a tattoo with it soon.

"Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo"

I am in doubt whether there is a punctuation or a comma after 'súperos' and if 'Acheronta' is spelled with a capital letter.

I really hope someone can help..
Thank you Smile


Sophia Chapman
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 01:08 pm
@sophiachapman,
It doesn't look like Latin to me, and when I stuck it in google translate it said it was Slovak.

There is a Latin expert here hopefully he'll help. Why don't you say what the phrase is in English that you'd like put into Latin.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 04:37 pm
Tag this thread with the word "Latin." It may catch the attention of able2know's Latin expert.
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sophiachapman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 01:24 am
Thank you.
Unfortunately I can not edit the post now.
I have looked the quote up a lot of times in google to make sure it was correct and several articles and websites mention this exact quote.
The quote in English is:
“If I can not move the will of Heaven I shall move hell”
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 01:34 am
@sophiachapman,
You can't edit the post but you can still tag it. Only you can do that, the function was disabled for other users after it was abused.
sophiachapman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 02:57 am
@izzythepush,
Thank you very much, I figured out how to tag now Smile
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 03:59 am
@sophiachapman,
If it hadn't been disabled I'm sure someone else would have done it. It was used very well until one person tagged every topic saying something about another member.

It's a shame.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 08:55 am
Yes, that is correct. It is from the Aeneid, Book VII.

Acheronta is indeed capitalized. The Acheron is a river which in ancient
times was believed to lead into the underworld.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 10:20 am
@George,
Good old Virgil.

http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/family/stingray/virgil.jpg

Puppets, is there anything they can't do?
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sophiachapman
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 10:38 am
@George,
Thank you George.

Do you know if there are any accents above the letters and if ‘flectere’ is spelled with a capital letter too? And wether to have a comma before Acheronta?



Sophia
George
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2019 12:39 pm
@sophiachapman,
The diacritical marks are actually a late addition. I never use them.

The word flectere means "to bend". No capital.
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