Tattoo "Divinely protected"

Hey there,

I'm looking to have "Divinely protected" tattooed in Latin. I'm female if that is relevant.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Thank you for your help in advance. Always enjoy reading and posting in this discussion board.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Hi,

Assuming you're implying "(I am) divinely protected", I would say divinitus protegor.
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
In addition to what Pacifica already mentioned - I was thinking of [Divina/ Superorum] in tutela - under [divine / heavenly] protection
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
That should be sub praesidio superno.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
It should also be mentioned that you should only choose the word superorum if you are a polytheist :)
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
It should also be mentioned that you should only choose the word superorum if you are a polytheist :)
Not necessarily. "Those above" could include angels and saints in addition to God.
 

syntaxianus

Civis Illustris
That should be sub praesidio superno.
Yes. Correct.

And yet I still have a residual feeling for accusative here and do not know why. I wonder if I am thinking "I live, taken under divine protection" (as in to be brought sub imperium Romanum)? Or is it Virgil's visa sub obscurum noctis? Sub auspicia seems to be later Latin. And then there is this hymn, Sub Tuum Praesidium (in which movement is suggested, flying to a source of protection). No matter...as a reference to a state of being, ablative seems the way to go.
 
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