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Sed si bello nos diutius premere in animo habes, cogita de antiqua fama nostra.

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23:06 Apr 26, 2008
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / laboratory
Latin term or phrase: Sed si bello nos diutius premere in animo habes, cogita de antiqua fama nostra.
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5 +1But if you have in mind to press us longer in war, reflect upon our ancient renown.
Joseph Brazauskas


  

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But if you have in mind to press us longer in war, reflect upon our ancient renown.


Explanation:
'Bello' is ablative of means or instrument. The whole sentence is a simple (or 'logical' or 'real') condition, with nothing implied as to the truth of its fulfillment.

Joseph Brazauskas
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