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Q: English to Latin translation ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: English to Latin translation
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jennym03-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 29 Nov 2006 12:51 PST
Expires: 29 Dec 2006 12:51 PST
Question ID: 786701
I would like to translate "One Percent". As in, one percent of the
population. It will be engraved on a gift. I would like to place my
order today so a prompt response would be appreciated =)  So far I
have come up with 'Unas Centesimas' but I am not sure if that is
correct. Thank you!
Subject: Re: English to Latin translation
Answered By: juggler-ga on 29 Nov 2006 15:23 PST

I'd go with:

Unus per centum.

The ancient Romans reportedly didn't use percentages, but the format
that we see in modern scientific literature is:
cardinal number (unus, duo, tres, etc.) + "per centum"

"...(sex per centum) (Keely et al 1994), TATA-colligans proteinus
(novem per centum) (Sunkin and Stringer 1995), alpha-subunitas guanini
nucleotidi colligantis proteini (septendecim per centum) (Smulian et
al 1996), BiP praenuntius (septendecim per centum) (Stedman and Buck
1996), aestus-offensio proteinus septuaginta (duodeviginti per centum)
(Stedman et al 1998), internae transscriptae seper-antes regiones
intra nuclearem ribosomalem RNA locum (triginta et duo per centum)"

sex per centum = 6%
novem per centum 9%
septendecim per centum = 17%

Also see:
"duo per centum" (2%)

Also see: 
Cardinal numbers - Latin:

search strategy:
"unus per centum", "duo per centum", etc

Subject: Re: English to Latin translation
From: ddeleonm-ga on 29 Nov 2006 18:11 PST
I think she is not really askig from a latin translation, she wants to
know the spanish translation for "One Percent", that is "Uno por

But the answer you gave her, I think is OK
Subject: Re: English to Latin translation
From: juggler-ga on 29 Nov 2006 19:15 PST
Thank you for your comment. The title here is "English to Latin
translation."   I have to take that literally.  The customer,
jennym03, did not request Spanish.  Additionally, it is fairly common
to use Latin for engravings.

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