Asked by: buckram-ga
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05 Feb 2003 11:08 PST
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Question ID: 157682
What is the exact meaning of the Latin motto "Justi terram incolant"?
Re: Latin translation
Answered By: hammer-ga on 05 Feb 2003 11:40 PST
According to an archived newsgroup posting, it means: "May the just inhabit the land." The same posting suggests the following explanation: "The slogan is apparently someone's variation on one of the beatitudes found in the Gospel of Matthew (5:5), where the Latin Vulgate reads "Beati mites, quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram." ("Blessed are the mild, for they shall possess the earth.")" To see this posting, do a Google Groups search using: "Justi terram incolant" Best regards, - Hammer
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