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.

    Sean
  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 viam inveniam

    • Princeps Senatus
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    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.

    :D
  5. Akela viam inveniam

    • Princeps Senatus
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    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

    Hello,
    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!
    James
  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.

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