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22:55 Jan 14, 2003
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: meditari et agere
This is on a family crest, a heraldry. Believed to be classical latin, suspect it means something like "those who ponder deeply, and then do"
annmarie cross
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Summary of answers provided
5 +5to ponder and to act
Elisabeth Ghysels
5think and act
verbis


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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
to ponder and to act


Explanation:
this is the translation of these three words (both meditari and agere are verbs in infinitive form).

Greetings,

Nikolaus

Elisabeth Ghysels
Local time: 15:36
PRO pts in pair: 6
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chris Rowson: The classic dictionary gives meditari as "to reflect, muse, consider, meditate, give attention" - so ponder or ponder deeply work fine.
2 hrs

agree  Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  Giusi Pasi
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agree  xxxcmk
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agree  Laszlo Jarecsni
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think and act


Explanation:
or think before acting

verbis
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PRO pts in pair: 12
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