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dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

English translation: death for fatherland's sake is sweet and noble

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05:55 Dec 1, 2004
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / war poetry
Latin term or phrase: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
wilfred owen's poem "dulce et decorum est"
samantha stevenson
English translation:death for fatherland's sake is sweet and noble
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Note added at 7 mins (2004-12-01 06:03:01 GMT)
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certainly it is not \"noble\" literally, but \"decorous\" or \"beautiful\", but noble makes more sense; OR (again, closer to th esource): to die for fatherland...
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danya
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4 +7death for fatherland's sake is sweet and noble
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
death for fatherland's sake is sweet and noble


Explanation:
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Note added at 7 mins (2004-12-01 06:03:01 GMT)
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certainly it is not \"noble\" literally, but \"decorous\" or \"beautiful\", but noble makes more sense; OR (again, closer to th esource): to die for fatherland...

danya
Local time: 07:23
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kirill Semenov: "It is sweet and proper to die for one's country." -- Horace. The question was asked about a dozen of times before, answers are available through KudoZ Search
8 mins
  -> oh, you are always here to support and reinsure)))

agree  Eva Blanar: Kirill is right and I prefer his translation
24 mins
  -> i bet you do, but i don't think "decorus" is actually "proper"

agree  awdotia
31 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Cristina Moldovan do Amaral
1 hr
  -> thanks

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
2 hrs

agree  flaviofbg: Hello Danya. "Decorus" means "proper", "noble", "glorious", "beautiful"... Latin meanings are very colourful.
3 hrs

agree  Egmont
6 days
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