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Warrior

Latin translation: proeliator

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English term or phrase:warrior
Latin translation:proeliator
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22:17 Aug 12, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Warrior
he was a great warrior
Ben
pugnator, bellator, miles
Explanation:
as my colleague says, proeliator is OK and comes from proelium (substantive for "fight") and proeliari (a verb = to fight). According to context, however, other words may be used. "Miles" stands for "soldier" in general; the English word "military" derives from this Latin word. Bellator comes from "bellum" (war); this is the etymological root of the English word "bellicose". Pugnator comes from "pugna" (fight, battle) and originated the Eglish word "pugnacious".
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Local time: 01:46
Grading comment
More than helpful, the background and choice of more words made this the answer of choice. Thanks
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
na +1preliator
Mats Wiman
na +1pugnator, bellator, miles
Francesco D'Alessandro
na -1preliator/proeliator
Mats Wiman


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +1
preliator


Explanation:
erat magnus preliator


    Latin student
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 01:46
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Francesco D'Alessandro: the correct spelling is proeliator
1 hr
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9 mins peer agreement (net): -1
preliator/proeliator


Explanation:
erat magnus preliator/proeliator


    Latin student
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 01:46
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Francesco D'Alessandro: only proeliator is the correct spelling
1 hr
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
pugnator, bellator, miles


Explanation:
as my colleague says, proeliator is OK and comes from proelium (substantive for "fight") and proeliari (a verb = to fight). According to context, however, other words may be used. "Miles" stands for "soldier" in general; the English word "military" derives from this Latin word. Bellator comes from "bellum" (war); this is the etymological root of the English word "bellicose". Pugnator comes from "pugna" (fight, battle) and originated the Eglish word "pugnacious".

Francesco D'Alessandro
Local time: 01:46
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 15
Grading comment
More than helpful, the background and choice of more words made this the answer of choice. Thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  CLS Lexi-tech: Pugnator (a fighter); miles (if war is an active reference)
3 hrs
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