[LINK] RFC: Latin for 'and'?
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 10:01:38 +1000 (EST)
Common or garden word for 'and' is indeed 'et'. Major alternative 'atque'.
However, you appear to want to construct an aphorism and/or motto. A
possible alternative is the enclitic '..que' attached to the back of the
second item you are attempting to connect. Most famous example is probably
the first line of the Aeneid 'Arma virumque cano', ie 'I sing of arms and
the man'. Of course the 'and' here has special significance because Virgil
is combining the themes of his two major sources/models, the Iliad and the
Odyssey and the first words in the first lines of each' 'menin' or wrath in
the Iliad and 'andra' or man in the case of the Odyssey.
On the other hand you may be attempting to connect phrases or even clauses
rather than substantives, so 'et' would be your best bet.
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From: Roger Clarke [mailto:Roger.Clarke@xamax.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 21 October 2001 20:52
Subject: [LINK] RFC: Latin for 'and'?
Okay Link Institute, here's one for you.
I need to know the Latin for 'and' (and, as usual, I need to know it now).
I appreciate that 'and' is a highly complex concept, and in any given
language it could have multiple equivalents, depending.
I have in mind the translation of 'Non-Interference and Buyer Beware'
(i.e. 'Laissez Faire <conjunction> Caveat Emptor').
Yes, I realise that the former is French and the latter Latin, so I
could use the French 'et', or (just to be obstreperous) the German
'und' or, say, the Hindi 'aura'.
I couldn't work out the results I got from http://www.histopia.nl/
Results for "and"
(+ subj.) (command) to ut
(abl.) at the command of iussu
(adv. and conj.) how quam
(adv.) and itaque
(beginning sentence) and quod
(conj.) and yet atqui <==== this one?
(dat.) me /give ME land mihi
(dep.) to wander palor
(pl.) thousands. milia
a demand postulatio
So much for remembering 'et tu Brute'. I thought Big Julie spoke
Latin, but I guess it must have been French ...
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