1. Darklander Member

    Should one rewrite 'thunderbird' as 'bird of thunder' before translating it into Latin as I have done in the following:

    Avis Tonitrus
  2. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    I would personally incline toward avis tonitrualis
  3. Darklander Member

    Would that be translated as "thundering bird"?
  4. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    tonitrualis would translate more to thunderous (an epiteth reserved for Zeus). Thunderbird had power to create thunder by flapping its' wings. Avis tonitrus though is grammaticaly correct for "bird of a/the thunder"
  5. Darklander Member

    Thank you for your help.
  6. Matthaeus Vemortuicida strenuus

    • Civis Illustris
    Cool, I like necro-posting. :D

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