Anyone help me with our sports team's latin motto? "Green power" or "Green is for victory"

By Archel, in 'Latin Phrases', May 9, 2018.

  1. Archel New Member

    We've been planing for "Green power" or "Green is for victory"
    I looked for the translation of the two a long time ago.

    Green power= "Viribus Viridi"
    Green is for victory= "Viridi Vittoria est"

    i'm just anxious if the translation are right.
  2. AVGVSTA New Member

    VIRIDIS VICTORIAE EST = Green is for victory
    VIS VIRIDIS =Green power

    I noticed that you were using the dative form of the adjective "viridis, viridis, viride"(green). The dative is used for indirect objects i.e. Mary in "I gave the ball to Mary. "
  3. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Belgium
    That doesn't really work in Latin.

    Does "green is for victory" mean something like "green means victory" in this context? That is how I take it at first sight, but I want to make sure. If that's it, though, I'm rather unsure how to translate it.
    This is correct.

    And, the translations that you'd initially got, Archel, are incorrect.
  4. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    in orbe lacteo
    That would be the natural interpretation, I think.

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