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Palma non sine pulvere

English translation: Victory not without toil

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Latin term or phrase:Palma non sine pulvere
English translation:Victory not without toil
Entered by: Joseph Brazauskas
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18:35 Mar 8, 2008
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Education / Pedagogy
Latin term or phrase: Palma non sine pulvere
Hello I am 10 years old I have to find out what this phrase means in English, please can you help me.
'Palma non sine pulvere'
Thank you very much
James
James Wilson
Victory not without toil
Explanation:
This is an allusion to Horace, Epistulae, 1.1.51: 'cui sit condicio dulcis sine pulvere palmae'.

'Pulvere' is the ablative case of 'pulvis' which literally means 'dust' but here is used metaphorically for any great toil, effort, or labour. Similarly 'palma' literally means 'palm' (of the tree, carried or won as a sign of victory) but here is used metaphorically for 'victory'.
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Joseph Brazauskas
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Thank you very much, it made loads of sence as this is my school moto. I have 3 hours of latin a week so I hope that some day I will be as good as you and will be able to help other people. Thank you from James
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Victory not without toil


Explanation:
This is an allusion to Horace, Epistulae, 1.1.51: 'cui sit condicio dulcis sine pulvere palmae'.

'Pulvere' is the ablative case of 'pulvis' which literally means 'dust' but here is used metaphorically for any great toil, effort, or labour. Similarly 'palma' literally means 'palm' (of the tree, carried or won as a sign of victory) but here is used metaphorically for 'victory'.

Joseph Brazauskas
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Thank you very much, it made loads of sence as this is my school moto. I have 3 hours of latin a week so I hope that some day I will be as good as you and will be able to help other people. Thank you from James
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