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Q: Short English to Latin Translation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Short English to Latin Translation
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: sciolio-ga
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Posted: 27 Apr 2006 12:21 PDT
Expires: 27 May 2006 12:21 PDT
Question ID: 723420
I'd like to have this phrase translated into Latin: "One thing, six
different ways, every five minutes." The phrase has no real context,
though what is meant by it is more like "One thing (to do), in six
different ways, every five minutes. Also, the numbers are not
figurative, it's a one, a six, and a five. Lastly, the shorter the
finished product, the better.
Subject: Re: Short English to Latin Translation
Answered By: alanna-ga on 28 Apr 2006 15:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi sciolio-ga

Thanks for using Google Answers.

You gave me eight words in English, and I'm giving you nine words in
Latin.  Short enough?

English:      "One thing, six different ways, every five minutes."

Latin:        Unicum quid, sexies autem ratione, quinto quoque primo
              (Literally: Only one thing, but in six different ways,
to be
              completed every fifth minute)

If you wanted it even shorter, you could leave out "perficiendum" (to
be completed), but it wouldn't be idiomatic Latin.

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I checked with a Latin scholar for the translation. I hope it suits your purposes.

All the best,

sciolio-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This was quick, concise, and just what I needed, thanks.

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