What man is a man who does not make the world better

By aleena, in 'Latin Phrases', Jan 14, 2006.

  1. aleena New Member

    Phrase from "Kingdom of Heaven":
    "What man is a man who does not make the world better"

    I can't make out all of the lettering on the beam in the movie.

    all I've got is:

    "... qui mundum non feddae meliorem"

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. Gladiator New Member

    Unfortunately I do not know the original phrase and I couldn't find it online...

    feddae seems to be wrong... at least I cannot find it in any of my dictionaries.

    Here is my attempt:
    qui vir est qui mundum non facit meliorem?
  3. Akela dat affluenter

    • Princeps Senatus
    Oh thank you Gladiator! With your help I found the original phrase:

    "Nemo vir est qui mundum non reddat meliorem"
    Literally: no one is a man who does not render the world better.

    Boy was I looking for this phrase!

    Sorry we made you wait for so long, aleena.
  4. aleena New Member

    Thanks so much for all the help! No worries on the wait.

    I thought the phrase in the movie was a bit off from what I could find online.

  5. Akela dat affluenter

    • Princeps Senatus
    Yeah, they translated it kind of loosely..

    Happens with them all the time though :D
  6. Anonymous Guest

    Thank you for this phrase in latin, seen it in the movie but couldnt decipher what it was ...

    Than I stumbled on this forum - much appreciated guys.

    Beautiful quote, can relate to it quite well.

    Appreciate your community, great place.
  7. Anonymous Guest

    What man is a man who does not make the world a better place

    can you please translate an english phrase into latin? the phrase is below:

    What man is a man who does not make the world a better place

    thank you very much!
  8. Imber Ranae Ranunculus Iracundus

    • Civis Illustris
    Re: translation

    Here's my suggestion: Qualis est vir qui mundum non meliorem reddat?

    Vir is strictly "man" in Latin. If you want to be more gender neutral, replace it with homo.
  9. Noahd25 New Member

    1. “What man is a man who does not make the world better?”

    2. I intend to make a wooden beam with the words inscribed in Latin as a decoration for my room.

    3. This phrase is a motivational phrase that I like to remind myself of in my daily life. I got it from the movie Kingdom of Heaven, where the phrase, in Latin, is inscribed into a wooden beam in the main character’s blacksmith’s shop in the beginning of the film. I have searched for an accurate translation into Latin, since the entirety of the beam is not visible in the movie, and I have also heard that it is probably not even accurate, yet I have not found any definitive answers. I also searched this site but it appears nobody else has asked.

    4. It refers to a man because I am male.
    Thanks in advance for any and all help!
  10. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
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