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|Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Latin term or phrase: Fortune multis dat mimium nulli satis|
|Appears in the signature file of a coworker. What's he saying?|
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Fortune gives too much to many people, but never "enough" to anyone.
The correctly spelled Latin form is: Fortuna multis dat nimium, nulli satis.
FORTUNA: "fortune, (the goddess) Lady Luck" -- Nominative case form, functioning as the subject of the verb DAT.
MULTIS: "to many (people)" -- Dative case form, plural, of the adjective MULTI, functioning as the (first) beneficiary or so-called indirect object" of the verb DAT.
DAT: "gives" -- present tense (indicative mood) of the verb DO, DARE.
NIMIUM: "too much, excessive amounts, excessively" -- a neuter pronoun (often adverbial), also written as NIMIS, functioning as the (first) patient or "direct object" of the verb DAT.
NULLI: "to nobody, to no one" -- a pronoun (or adjective) in the dative case (dictionary form is NULLUS, NULLA, NULLUM), MULTI, functioning as the (second or alternaitve) beneficiary or so-called indirect object" of the verb DAT.
SATIS: "enough, sufficient amounts, sufficiently" -- a neuter pronoun (often adverbial), functioning as the (second or alternative) patient or "direct object" of the verb DAT.
Ph. D. in ancient Greek, 25+ years teaching Greek, Latin, and other languages.
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