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Q: English to Latin ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: English to Latin
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: nb1620-ga
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Posted: 30 Jun 2006 07:02 PDT
Expires: 30 Jul 2006 07:02 PDT
Question ID: 742318
How do I say "so that I love and cherish" in Latin?
Subject: Re: English to Latin
Answered By: alanna-ga on 30 Jun 2006 17:53 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi nb1620-ga -

It's a lovely sentiment, and I am happy to give you the Google Answer.

The translation below in the Comments section is on the right track,
but I'd prefer a more idiomatic rendering of the word "cherish."  So
the translation is:
                   "ut amem carumque habeam"   

If you're interested you can take a look at many Latin phrases that
are used used in English at this website:

Latin phrases used in English

All the best,


Request for Answer Clarification by nb1620-ga on 01 Jul 2006 09:09 PDT
Someone is saying "Ut Amem Et Foveam".  Does this also mean so that I
love and cherish?

Clarification of Answer by alanna-ga on 01 Jul 2006 15:28 PDT
"Ut Amem Et Foveam" literally means "so that I love and keep warm"
(like a bird hatching an egg). You could certainly stretch the meaning
to indicate "cherish."

The Latin verb "fovere"(foveam) means to keep warm as in nesting.  The
Latin verb "habere carum"(carumque habeam) means to hold dear and is
more personal.

Request for Answer Clarification by nb1620-ga on 01 Jul 2006 16:54 PDT
Would it be better to say "Whom I Love and Cherish".  How do you say
that in latin.  It is going to be a tattoo with my wifes name above
the quote.

Clarification of Answer by alanna-ga on 01 Jul 2006 19:35 PDT
I quite understand how you want to make this a perfect quote,
especially since it's going to be "engraved in ink."  But you're the
one who has to choose what you want to say.  "Whom I love and cherish"
sounds good, but would require a totally different Latin translation,
not a mere clarification of the previous one.  Guidelines:

Request for Answer Clarification by nb1620-ga on 02 Jul 2006 18:56 PDT
I want my tattoo to read as follows:

"Whom I Love and Cherish"

How would I say "Whom I Love and Cherish" in Latin?

Thank You!!

Clarification of Answer by alanna-ga on 02 Jul 2006 20:59 PDT
Please ask that as a brand new question:

You don't have to pay for the original question that you asked.
nb1620-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: English to Latin
From: tr1234-ga on 30 Jun 2006 10:49 PDT
I think this construction would take the subjunctive mood, on which
I'm kinda rusty, so some official researcher should come in to
confirm, but I think "so that I love and cherish" could be translated

"ut amem et foveam" or perhaps "ut amem foveamque"

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