Inspirational OMNE IGNOTVM PRO MAGNIFICO

By J.M, in 'Latin to English Translation', Apr 9, 2019.

  1. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Salve!

    Today I am relying on the Latin to English translation thread to translate this Latin phrase quoted in the book Sherlock Holmes. I am not 100% sure of the meaning although I have a minor understanding of what It may mean, I think it is something like "whatever is unknown is magnificent" but I would like to get it checked by Latin professionals,

    Thank you,
    J.M
  2. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena

    Not quite ... the pro suggests that is only considered to be magnificent.
    It is an eliptic sentence from a work by Tacitus ... you need to add something like omne ignotum pro magnifico <habent Romani> --- they (the Romans) consider everything unknown to be magnificent.
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  3. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    EXCELLENT!
    Thank you for your clear explanation on this subject Bitmap!
    Thank you,
    J.M

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