I want an tattoo symbolising a new start in my life. I really like latin words, because of the way they sound, it's like speaking art! Any phrases or single words that can describe this?
With your logic, then, the titular phrase "new beginning" is also wrong since you can't have an "old beginning" or "former beginning". "Fresh start" is also redundant since in every "start", we start anew; when it is not starting anew, we call it "resumption" instead. You know that words have transferred meanings, right?
If you ask me, synonyms don't exist - at least not in the way we today understand them. As the word synonym suggests, it's more like "having a meaning in common" but not "the same". Language is no place for twins
- primordium only means "first beginning" so it would be paradox combined with novum in my opinion
- exordium is litteraly the beginning of tissue (of a toga etc.) and used for the beginning of a speech and a few other exceptions (beginning of all things)
- principium is ~a seed/an origin of sth (like war) or refering to the first one in terms of number (so the first person of the state is princeps, or the first row in military formations - but you would imagine it as really having something to count in front of your eyes, so this would also be a bit paradox with novum as it doesn't imply the starting over, the fact that this first position ever changes, it's a given fact, a count... If anything maybe changing the first man, first row etc. like replacing it maybe, if you get what I mean. If you'd take this as a new start in your life it would kind of imply that you delete everything that has ever happened before, like you're reborn) --> so maybe one could resume this as meaning more "the first one" than "beginning"
- initium from "going into something" seems closest