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mortuonati et testes nativitatis

English translation: dead born babies and birth witnesses

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Latin term or phrase:mortuonati et testes nativitatis
English translation:dead born babies and birth witnesses
Entered by: Fortiter
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20:58 Feb 13, 2005
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Latin term or phrase: mortuonati et testes nativitatis
stillborn and witness of birth?

This is on an 18th century birth certificate.
Lota
United States
Local time: 15:14
dead born babies and birth witnesses
Explanation:
"Mortuonati" doesn't exist in classical Latin. However, it should mean "born dead" at plural. "Testes" is plural, so "witnesses of birth".
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Fortiter
Local time: 00:14
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it is called "stillborn". Thank you.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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dead born babies and birth witnesses


Explanation:
"Mortuonati" doesn't exist in classical Latin. However, it should mean "born dead" at plural. "Testes" is plural, so "witnesses of birth".

Fortiter
Local time: 00:14
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it is called "stillborn". Thank you.

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