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|English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]|
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|English term or phrase: Torchbearer|
|Someone who shows the way in darkness, someone who bridges the gap - a path finder, bridge builder.|
I am inventing - but why should Latin have to be a dead language? Anyone who knows Latin will immediately understand that it means someone who creates clarity.
For "bridge builder" there is, of course "Pontifex". "Pontifex maximus", bridge-builder-in-chief, was once the title of the Roman high priests, and was I think borne by Julius Caesar, but it has been rather hijacked by the Roman Catholic Popes.
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This would be the literal translation:
lux = light
ferre = to bring, to bear
I doubt if he was a path finder or a bridge builder...
10 years of Latin at school and at the university
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You have little choice. More than every one else, Lucifer is the bearer of light (ferre: to bring, to bear; lux, lucis: light). Any encyclopaedia can you tell this.
If you prefer an alternative, you can try "facifer" (fax, (genit.:facis): torch), but this is a neologism.
I did some research, because I remembered in Roman times the old Persian god Mithras was worshipped in subterranean places. There often were images of a young man bearing a torch. He personifies the sun, and so Mithras himself, being a torchbearer in the sense you mean. But my research had no result. This young man was only indicated with a proper name: "Cautes" or by a Greek equivalent of torchbearer (dadophoros), but never by a word in Latin.
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