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Q: English to Latin translation ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: English to Latin translation
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: waverlyt-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Nov 2006 08:59 PST
Expires: 06 Dec 2006 08:59 PST
Question ID: 780520
I would like the phrase "Seize the night forever with me" translated
into latin. It will be engraved on a gift, if that helps with the
context. Since I need to have engraving done, an quick reply would be
greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Subject: Re: English to Latin translation
Answered By: alanna-ga on 06 Nov 2006 14:48 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
What a romantic thought and even more romantic in Latin.
"Seize the night forever with me" translates as:

         Carpe mecum sempiterne noctem.

The word order is different from English, but the sentiment is just as sweet.

carpe = sieze, pluck, pick etc

noctem = night

sempiterne = eternally, permanently etc

mecum = with me (combining form)

I also used Cassell's Latin dictionary:

Cassell's  Latin-English and English-Latin Dictionary revised by
J.R.V. Marchant, M.A. and Joseph F. Charles, B.A., Funk and Wagnell's
(New York)

I hope the gift is a big hit.

waverlyt-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you very much - your help is truely appreciated!

Subject: Re: English to Latin translation
From: tr1234-ga on 06 Nov 2006 09:55 PST
As a starting point, a very basic, prosaic unnuanced translation might go:

Carpe Noctem Semper Cum Me

But I gotta believe there's a more elegant translation for you, which
I imagine some official researcher will provide soon.

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