At dawn, look to the east!

LupusLeo

New Member
Hi, there,

May I ask if anyone can help me translate:

“At dawn, look to the east!”

It comes from here:


Really appreciate it if I can get your help.
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
I was thinking of: Prima luce [orientem/ solis ortum] conspice.
 

R. Seltza

Magnus Oculus
What about luce, aspice ad orientem?
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
What about luce, aspice ad orientem?
ad orientem aspicere does appear in some latin texts
as far as luce alone denoting "at dawn" ; I'm afraight it won't suffice.
I would imagine (if one is not satisfied with prima luce); one could use expression like ad primam auroram; diluculo; primo mane.
 

LupusLeo

New Member
ad orientem aspicere does appear in some latin texts
as far as luce alone denoting "at dawn" ; I'm afraight it won't suffice.
I would imagine (if one is not satisfied with prima luce); one could use expression like ad primam auroram; diluculo; primo mane.
Thanks! The whole translation will be
ad primam auroram aspice ad orientem”

Right?

or have I misunderstood your discussion?

thanks in advance
 

Hemo Rusticus

Jive Turkey
A synthesis of what they were discussing would look like:
Prima luce aspice (ad) orientem.

You really don't need the 'ad'.
 

R. Seltza

Magnus Oculus

Adrian

Civis Illustris

R. Seltza

Magnus Oculus
I would still personally incline toward prima luce, ad primam auroram etc.
"By first light" seems suiting. Why would you go with ad primam auroram over aspice orientem?

BTW. I encourage you to use CCELD - it's a really good dictionary
I'm familiar with a variation of that dictionary. Nevertheless, it's a good source.
What does CCELD stand for? "___ ___ English Latin Dictionary"?
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
"By first light" seems suiting. Why would you go with ad primam auroram over aspice orientem?
I never stated I would go with "ad primam auroram" over aspice orientem;)
ad primam auroram
relates to "at dawn"; while aspice (ad) orientem relates to "look to the east" (I already mentioned earlier that ad orientem aspicere does appear in some latin texts).

I'm familiar with a variation of that dictionary. Nevertheless, it's a good source.
What does CCELD stand for? "___ ___ English Latin Dictionary"?
Copious and Critical English Latin Dictionary
 
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