Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

By Leizorex, in 'English to Latin Translation', Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Leizorex New Member

    Searching for pithy sayings to give my Latin students for next week's class, I found "Ora et labora".
    After we translate a proverb, I ask the students to try to put into smooth English, or better yet, match it with an English proverb of similar import. The one in the title came to my mind, so I thought I'd try to put it back into Latin,
    "Deum lauda, aut saggittas adfer."
    was my attempt.

    Other suggestions?
  2. Issacus Divus Sunu Reordcyningas

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    ???

    You're a Latin teacher?
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  3. Issacus Divus Sunu Reordcyningas

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    I guess maybe one could say Deum laudate, et saggitas praeterite.
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    I'm pretty sure it's 'pass' in the sense of passing something on rather than passing it by :p

    The word is spelt sagittas. (One g, 2 ts)
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    Help me out, please? (As in, do you know of a verb that fits)


    I mindlessly copied.
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    tradere might fit I suppose.

    I have to say that I've never heard of the English proverb before, though.
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    Ah, ok...Wiki said that praetero could mean "go from one person to another" so I guess I just went quickly and misunderstood.
  8. AoM nulli numeri

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    For the latter, suggere tela from the Aeneid (10.332) comes to mind.

    That's the US of A for ya.

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  9. Leizorex New Member

    Deum lauda, et tela suggere! Thanks!

    I am a poor teacher of Latin to three homeschoolers, having been an indifferent student decades ago, but feeling greatly enriched by the little I remember. The better for textbook, dictionaries, 501 Latin Verbs, and the generous denizens of this place.

    Gratias ago!

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