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|Latin to English translations [PRO]|
|Latin term or phrase: nil nisi bonum|
|at the funeral people are discussin the deceased and say how great of a man he was. one of them then says|
-well, nil nisi bonum
|Local time: 02:17|
|nothing but good|
The complete Latin phrase is:
De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
It has been translated as:
Speak only good of the dead
Speak nothing but good of the dead
Of the dead speak kindly or not at all
According to the tradition, the author of this sentence is Chilon of Sparta, one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
Selected response from:
Local time: 09:17
|Thank you very much.|
It makes perfect sense in the context.
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