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|English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: For the team|
|To be used on a crest for a Boy's Football team|
|Latin translation:pro undecajugo/pro certamine|
the same grammatical construction as in the answer by my colleague Francesco; it is very difficult to find an apt word to render the sense of team as in a game. Factio is good but is more related to idea, as a group of shared idea.
In the Perseus dictionary I found the word
which refers to a team of twelve (but horses or oxen to pull a cart)
and I have coined the word "undecajugo" assuming that your team has 12 people.
I offer you an alternative above "pro certamine" Certamen means struggle, to show commitment, and would certainly be a good slogan for your team. When you say for the team you certainly imply that the kids should play for the team, should show devotion and commitment.
Hope this helps somehow.
Paola L M
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Pro Certamine looks great on the letterhead and the boys were very happy to have a motto - the difficult element for
them will be living up to it!
Again, many thanks
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Pro is a preposition meaning "in favour of, for", and the specific word for a sports team is "factio". Pro, however, requires the ablative case, so the final result is "Pro factione". In fact in Italy we have several teams named after this pattern: the most famous one is "Pro Patria" (for the Fatherland).
P.S. Some basic advice for pronounciation:
A like "part"
ct is pronounced like a "kz" (zone)
E like "Bertrand"
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