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Q: Latin to english ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Latin to english
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: chriskay-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 09:43 PDT
Expires: 26 Nov 2006 08:43 PST
Question ID: 777479
Could you translate " Detect, Defend, Deter" from eng to latin.
Looking to use this phrase in the context of a security company, so I
would like a catchy sounding version, as long as reasonably verbatim.
Subject: Re: Latin to english
Answered By: nenna-ga on 27 Oct 2006 10:23 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Chriskay-ga,

I used an online Latin Dictionary for translation.

Detect translates to Deprendo (To detect)

Defend translates to Defendo (To defend or protect".)

Deter translates to Deterreo (To frighten off , deter, discourage]

So, it would be Deprendi, Defendi, Deterrui. I Detect, I defend, I deter.

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chriskay-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Prompt, accurate. But mainly prompt... and accurate. Was a big help...
thanks SOOO much! What is latin for "A great first experience with
Google Answers" ?

Subject: Re: Latin to english
From: tr1234-ga on 27 Oct 2006 11:24 PDT
The answer is slightly incorrect.

Deprendo is "I detect."
Defendo is "I defend."
Deterreo is "I deter."

If you want the infinitive verb forms it would be:

Deprendere ("to detect")
Defendere ("to defend")
Deterrere ("to deter")

The verb forms in the answer are actually from the perfect (i.e.
"past") tense and so would translated to:

I detected ("deprendi")
I defended ("defendi")
I deterred ("deterrui")

For the sake of a company motto, I'd think the infinitive forms would
be elegant. ("Deprendere Defendere Deterrere") but you might also want
to use  the imperative voice to convey a command, if that's what
you're going for.

But realize that the answer as given in the answer is not exactly accurate...

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