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Q: Latin Translation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: Latin Translation
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: lrweston-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 28 Jul 2006 08:05 PDT
Expires: 27 Aug 2006 08:05 PDT
Question ID: 750393
I need to have the phrase translated into latin:

Opportunity at last!

We are moving our business and it has taken two years to complete.  We
are moving to Opportunity drive.  We want to use this as our slogan
for the move.
Subject: Re: Latin Translation
Answered By: alanna-ga on 29 Jul 2006 11:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
hi lrweston-ga -

Congratulations on your move.  Your new address is a great omen and
you know how the ancients regarded omens!  So Latin is definitely the
language for your endeavor.

Here are translations along with their literal meanings.  You can take
your choice based on the exact meaning of what you want to convey.

1.   Opportunitas tandem idonea  (Literally: the right opportunity at last)

2.   Opportunitas tandem (Literally: the opportunity at last)

3.   Opportunitis vicis tandem (Literally: at last an alternative chance)

In Latin, "opportunity," can mean, among other things," chance" or
"convenience."  To nail the meaning, it best takes a qualifier, which
in your case would be "idonea" meaning suitable or proper.

However, it would not be wrong to say "Opportunitas tandem" as you
mention in the Comments Section.  However "vicis" connotes "instead
of" or "alternative" as in "vice versa"  or "vicar" or
"vice-president."  So "Opportunitas vicis tandem" would be

I would suggest the first translation.





In the comments, you asked about different meanings.  As you're
probably finding out, Latin uses words in a subtle way.  Shades of
meaning are found in the placement, endings, or modifiers of Latin

I hope I've given you the "slogan idoneus" for your momentous move. 
It will certainly promises to be a classic one.

lrweston-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks your input is greratly appreciated, we will go with Opportunitas tandem.

Subject: Re: Latin Translation
From: neuromancien-ga on 28 Jul 2006 08:26 PDT
"Opportune" could be enough.
Its means "In a favorable place" or "At the appropriate time"
U could write "opportune!"
the other solution could be  "opportunitas in fine"
Subject: Re: Latin Translation
From: lrweston-ga on 28 Jul 2006 08:42 PDT
Thank you, your translation is now another version we need to
consider.  This is more difficult than I thought "opportunitas tandem"
was the last one, along with "vicis tandem".  Do these have differnt
Subject: Re: Latin Translation
From: markvmd-ga on 28 Jul 2006 09:44 PDT
I think "Opportunity, at last!" is fine as it is.

"Next stop, Opportunity" or "Welcome to Opportunity" or "Our address
even says 'Opportunity'", or "Opportunity: it's what's for dinner"
would work.

Man, I gotta quit coming by here before lunch.
Subject: Re: Latin Translation
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Jul 2006 17:30 PDT
Unless you are really set on a Latin slogan, and it makes sense to
your business or customers, I think Markvmd's suggestions put the
point across much better.

Being no Latin scholar, I probably shouldn't comment on yours or
Neuromancien's suggestions, but I think "in fine" suggests a finality
that is different from the English "at last!"  (gasp, we're there!). 
Your "tandem" may be more correct, but the first association with the
word is that of a tandem bike, which detracts from what you really
want to say, at least IMHO.  :-)

Good luck in your new environment!
Subject: Re: Latin Translation
From: sharrow1-ga on 29 Jul 2006 05:05 PDT

Occasio Denique!
Occasionis Deniquem!

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