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05:20 Aug 28, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: A new begining
as it is
A Doyle

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na +1novum principium/ex novo origo
CLS Lexi-tech
nainitium novum
naPrimi coeptus
Francesco D'Alessandro



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Primi coeptus

I did not coin this translation: it's Cicero's, the great Roman orator, and means "new beginnings" (plural). If you really need a singular, however, you might settle for "novum initium" or "novum principium". Please note that Latin had no articles.

Francesco D'Alessandro
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initium novum

Dear A.

I personally prefer this simple version.

Initium is a neuter noun, meaning "beginning"

Novum is a neuter adjective meaning "new"

No need for the article as Francesco pointed out. Though, I prefer having the adjective after the noun, I think it's more idiomatic.

Hope it helps,

Best wishes, Flavio

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novum principium/ex novo origo

the first offering is very literal:
principium is beginning and novum is new

I like the second one better, though:
ex novo which has been transfered to other languages including English in common usage, means literally to start from nothing, to start gain.

So you can use it alone "ex novo"

or you can appose the word "origo" which means start too (as in origin)



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