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Any Latin scholars amongst us?

  • 16-05-2003 11:08am
    Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 32,387 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    I know this is the English board and all but I figured there might be a Latin scholar or two hanging around here as well.

    (Perhaps we should have a Classics board? *muse*).

    Anyway, I'm looking to translate "There is only one Queen" into latin, not a hard task you might think but I want to get it right and my latin is quite rusty since I havent studied it since school.
    Anyone out there proficient at Latin?



  • Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 32,387 Mod ✭✭✭✭DeVore

    So far all I can add is:

    Unus = "Only one"
    Regina = "Queen"

    I cant find a direct translation for "There is" and I suspect I recall that there isnt a direct translation for it and its somehow irregular...

    "Sum" is the verb to be but doesnt work here afaicr...

    Any classically inclined peeps out there?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,314 ✭✭✭Talliesin

    Unus tantum Regina est is what I would guess based on half-remembering that Unus tantum Deus est means "there is only one god". But I'm not even slightly sure of that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,714 ✭✭✭✭Earthhorse

    Sorry to jump on the back of this buh...I was going to ask for a Latin translation of the following on the Italian board.

    1) "Until the end of time."

    2) "Things must be done one at a time."

    The closest I can get is for the first one is Tempus Terminus, which probably means "time's end" or "time ends" (if it means anything at all!).

    I wonder could it be considered a poetic way of expressing oneself!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,155 ✭✭✭ykt0di9url7bc3

    I was studing Latin in secondry school and i liked it, found it a little easy but the school decided to drop it as an option for the JC :(

  • Subscribers Posts: 9,716 ✭✭✭CuLT

    I don't know how useful this will be to you Dev, found it years ago, a latin grammar dictonary...

    about 300k...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭Praetorian

    Una regina sola est

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,500 ✭✭✭Mercury_Tilt

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭Praetorian

    Una regina solum est