Second star to the right, and straight on till morning

By mistaenjo, in 'English to Latin Translation', Aug 6, 2012.

  1. mistaenjo New Member

    Hey Latin D!

    I'm really hoping you can help me out with the translation of the below:

    "second star to the right, and straight on till morning"

    As many of you might know it's from Peter Pan and I think would make an awesome latin phrase for a tattoo.The phrase is close to my heart, mainly because of the whole peter pan representation, never wanting to grow up, wanting to explore far reaching places etc. The phrase would refer to a man also.

    If you've got any other questions please don't hesitate to message me.

    thanks in advance!
  2. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    • Censor
    Hm, the real challenge here seems to be "second to the right". Secunda dextra? Secunda dextrae [partis]? We'll need to wait on more opinions.
  3. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    John Traupman, Conversational Latin, p. 264:
    Hope this helps.
  4. mistaenjo New Member

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the feedback, and I can see how its a bit tricky! What would the rest of the phrase "second star" and "and straight on till morning" translate too?

    I'm also thinking either "second star" followed by dextra, or followed by "dextrorsum" might be the best option?

    Thanks in advance for your help guys, it's much appreciated!

  5. Imber Ranae Ranunculus Iracundus

    • Civis Illustris
    What does "second star to the right" mean exactly? To the right of what?

    I guess just: Ad astrum secundum a dextera, porro in orientem solem.
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