The Silent Service

By Sophie C, in 'English to Latin Translation', Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Sophie C New Member

    The US Navy's submarine force is also known as the Silent Service. How would this translate to Latin? This is for artwork that I am creating for sailors in that community.
  2. R. Seltza Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Terra Solis Lapsi
    I believe this would be translated as officium silentum.

    I'd wait for others to confirm though.
  3. Ignis Umbra Ignis Aeternus

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    Location:
    USA
    I think it'll work.
  4. Adrian Civis Illustris

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    I am not sure if there is such adjective as silent| -us -um -a (more likely silens)
    not sure if officium silens conveys meanig of silent service ( military force operating stealthily / undetectable / clandestinely etc.)
    I would personally translate "Silent Service" as qui clam operantur
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  5. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    It is rare, but it can be found in Martial and Gellus.


    I like that suggestion.
  6. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    the citations in the OLD are Matius and Laevius (both quoted by Gellius).
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  7. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena

    Ah ok, thank you ... didn't pay attention.

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