My children, my reason

By Kris Ann, in 'English to Latin Translation', May 24, 2019.

  1. Kris Ann New Member

    I am looking for a translation of this phrase. “My children” is straightforward, however, “my reason” is causing me issues - I want to make sure I have the correct meaning of the word. Reason = purpose (example. My reason for living, etc.)
  2. Propositio sounds wrong here. I can't see it at the moment. Anyone have ideas for this?
  3. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Cygnea, Gena
    my reason for living would be mea causa vivendi, but it sounds odd if you leave out the vivendi.
  4. Kris Ann New Member

    I thought so as well. Somewhat glad that I was not the only one who found this difficult!
  5. Yea, it's rather hard for me to find a word that actually translates to the English "purpose". Especially since etymologically speaking, purpose comes from propono.

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