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i want a tattoo of latin writing but not sure what. ideas please

donna-lou Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
was fancying 'omnia causa fiunt' meaning everything happens for a reason but not sure if it sounds a bit unimaginative. so if anyone knows any phrases in latin please let me know =)
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Romanes eunt domus
#2
tempus fugit - time flies
quod erat demonstrandum - when it is demonstrated
mens rea - guilty knowledge
caveat empdor - buyer beware

I think yours is better!
#3
i've got Don't let the bar stewards (replaced with the B word ) grind you down tatt in latin
#4
shedboy66
i've got Don't let the bar stewards (replaced with the B word ) grind you down tatt in latin :thumbsup:


haha sounds cool! :thumbsup:
#5
a[I]ut viam inveniam aut faciam [/I]I will either find a way or make one
#6
found these which i think are fab

alis grave nil -- nothing is heavy to those who have wings

alis volat propris -- she flies with her own wings

prefer the first out the 2
#7
donna-lou
found these which i think are fab

[COLOR="Red"]how can this little bit[/COLOR] alis grave nil -- [COLOR="Red"]mean all of this?!!!![/COLOR] nothing is heavy to those who have wings

alis volat propris -- she flies with her own wings

prefer the first out the 2


:?
#8
shibi din
:?


look it up ;-)
#9
Dolce et decorum est pro patria mori
#10
per aspera ad astra! Through difficulties to the stars!

candor dat viribus alas Sincerity gives wings to strength
#11
in vino veritas - in wine is truth :D
#12
England infligo ex 2010 universitas vas! :whistling:
#13
mattdawes699
Dolce et decorum est pro patria mori


It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.

not quite what im after. i would like something that describes my attitude towards life.

that would make a fab tatt for someone in the army though :)
#14
honeyb35
in vino veritas - in wine is truth :D


hahaha love that!
#15
michelleleemoo
per aspera ad astra! Through difficulties to the stars!

candor dat viribus alas Sincerity gives wings to strength


aww i like those! i can see me having too many to pick from at this rate :oops:
#16
Im Thinking Of Having (in Mandarin) Be Humble And Proud
[admin]#17
Amor est vitae essentia :)
#18
juliet_bravo
Amor est vitae essentia :)


AND I LUB YOU TOO
#19
Livin la vida loca...I think it's Latin, after all they did call Ricky Martin the Latin Lathario before he came out and declared he was a proud gay man (even though he was not proud enough to admit it when he was famous...)
#20
donna-lou
It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.

not quite what im after. i would like something that describes my attitude towards life.

that would make a fab tatt for someone in the army though :)


Carpe diem - seize the day
#21
shibi din
:?

I found a better English translation;
With wings, nothing is heavy

luceat lux vestra -- let your light shine
#22
what goes around, comes around
#23
SPQR, with the wreath logo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPQR
#25
my old regiments motto -

Certa Cito

Swift and Sure

this is also pretty good !

faber est quisque fortunae suae

every man is architect of his own fortune
#26
juliet_bravo
Amor est vitae essentia :)


thats a nice one too :)
chesso
I found a better English translation;
With wings, nothing is heavy

luceat lux vestra -- let your light shine


simpler translation, it sounds better and easier to remember lol


thanks will have a look :-D
#27
many of these translations are wrong (only slightly in some cases)
latin isnt as easy as using google to find a translation website :)
#28
Quis abyssus es vos vultus procul? (what the hell are you looking at?)

Operor vos amo quis vos animadverto? (do you like what you see?)
#29
SOSAGES
many of these translations are wrong (only slightly in some cases)
latin isnt as easy as using google to find a translation website :)


This is right, I think you would definitely be best to go from "ready done" quotes as Latin grammar has its own patterns which translation engines do not often get right. Also you need to be a bit careful as, for example

alis volat propris -- she flies with her own wings

which is a good one, actually means he/she/it flies with their own wings, so just watch out because verbs in Latin don't really specify male or female.

Plus, you should bear in mind where the quote comes from. For example, I saw a Valentine's card once which had "Nunc scio quid sit amor" (Now I know what love is) on the front. I thought that was quite nice, but it's actually from a poem where the rejected lover throws themselves off a cliff and this is what they say directly before killing themselves after having their heart broken. So, I just mean, you've got to be a bit careful if taking a phrase out of context, especially if it's permanent!
[helper]#30
Take your pick from some of these
http://www.eifuku.co.uk/useful_latin_phrases.htm
or these
http://www.squidoo.com/latin_for_laughs

Or are you wanting something more sombre?

A particular useful one for Misc....

Vere furis

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