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Q: Latin translation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Latin translation
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: buckram-ga
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Posted: 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"?
Subject: Re: Latin translation
Answered By: hammer-ga on 05 Feb 2003 11:40 PST
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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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