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Ecquid femineos sequeris, matrona, recessus, secretus

English translation: Vide infra

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Latin term or phrase:Ecquid femineos sequeris, matrona, recessus, secretus
English translation:Vide infra
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14:03 Apr 4, 2007
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Poetry & Literature / Martial
Latin term or phrase: Ecquid femineos sequeris, matrona, recessus, secretus
Hi,

Hopefully I'm right in thinking that the maximum is seven words.

Here’s the full quote:

Ecquid femineos sequeris, matrona, recessus,
secretusque tua, cunne, lauaris aqua?

All the best,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:26
Vide infra
Explanation:
The whole passage may be rendered, "Perchance, Lady, you imitate (lit., 'follow') the orifices (lit., 'nooks') of women, and hidden away are bathed, (you) cunt, in your own water (i.e., urine)?"

'Matrona' ('lady, woman of quality'), used properly of a chaste and respectable married woman, is here employed sarcastically in addressing a man, as is indicated and indeed emphasised by the collocation of the masculine perfect passive participle 'secretus' with 'tua, etc.' As regards the exact nature of the activity described, I don't believe that I need elabourate, but as regards the language, I will add that 'sequor' is here also sarcastically employed in its sense of 'follow, imitate' (as of a philosophical school or way of life).

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Vide infra


Explanation:
The whole passage may be rendered, "Perchance, Lady, you imitate (lit., 'follow') the orifices (lit., 'nooks') of women, and hidden away are bathed, (you) cunt, in your own water (i.e., urine)?"

'Matrona' ('lady, woman of quality'), used properly of a chaste and respectable married woman, is here employed sarcastically in addressing a man, as is indicated and indeed emphasised by the collocation of the masculine perfect passive participle 'secretus' with 'tua, etc.' As regards the exact nature of the activity described, I don't believe that I need elabourate, but as regards the language, I will add that 'sequor' is here also sarcastically employed in its sense of 'follow, imitate' (as of a philosophical school or way of life).



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