Vim Vi Repello

By Anonymous, in 'Latin Mottoes', Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Anonymous Guest

    Hi, I'm Sue and I have just recently been able to trace my family history from early settlement in Australia back to a place called Cirencester which was a Roman fort in England.

    I have also discovered that our name has a coat of arms with a Latin motto on it.

    The motto is VIM VI REPELLO and this is what I would like to have translated.
    I studied Latin at high school but it is all gone from my brain after 40 years.
    Hope someone can help me.

  2. Polla New Member

    Lost completely
    Wow, this must be so exciting to find this out about your family. I wish I had a secret like that.
  3. Oppius New Member

    I'd translate your motto as: I drive force away by force, or
    Violence I drive off with violence, or
    Force I I drive off with strength.
  4. Iynx Consularis

    • Consularis
    "Force I drive off with force".
  5. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    • Censor
    Why would you want to do that? Vim is way better than Vi :(


    Sorry. I saw a guest reading this thread in the online list, and instantly saw "I fight off Vim with Vi" in the title. This is probably the oldest topic to be necroposted in since the inception of the forum.
    Cursor Nictans likes this.
  6. Imperfacundus Reprobatissimus

    • Civis Illustris
    :eek: Cauentor oculi Nikolai semper uigilantes!
  7. Nikolaos schmikolaos

    • Censor
    Semper vigilo.

    I like your house, by the way.

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