Translation from english to latin
Asked by: marcusaraleus-ga
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29 Nov 2006 23:27 PST
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Question ID: 786898
I am really in need of translating the phrase "Only the Strong Survive" into Latin as I am going to get it tattooed onto my back in less then 2 weeks! and I really want to be sure that I've got it right! What I've put together is "Solum ille Fortis Superare" but please correct me if it is wrong!
Re: Translation from english to latin
Answered By: juggler-ga on 30 Nov 2006 00:45 PST
Hello. The best translation is probably: "Fortes soli superstites sunt." See: online dictionary - "Fortes soli superstites sunt - only the strong survive." http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/translation/Latin/Fortes+soli+superstites+sunt Also see: Proz.com - translations http://www.proz.com/kudoz/189437 Breaking it down: fortis, forte / fortes (adjective, plural) - strong http://www.classicsunveiled.com/romevd/html/vocabf.html solus, sola, soli (adj, plural) - only, alone superstes, superstitis / superstites (n., plural) - survivors sum, esse - is / sunt (v. plural) - are http://www.classicsunveiled.com/romevd/html/vocabs.html Also see: Cambridge Latin: "superstes esse - to live on" http://latinagaudium.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!DAC226E755B2C73B!337.entry Thus, it's acceptable to translate "fortes soli superstites sunt" as "only the strong are survivors" or "only the strong survive." Best of luck with the tattoo!
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Thank you for your reply. I got the tattoo yesterday and it looks awsome!!You ROCK!
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