shortage

Latin translation: penuria / inopia

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English term or phrase:shortage
Latin translation:penuria / inopia
Entered by: alcaeus

18:10 May 4, 2006
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics / Trade
English term or phrase: shortage
"The colony was struggling to cope with its iron and marble shortages."

I have wracked my brain, such as it is, and searched through various treatises on the subject of Roman economics, but can find no equivilent which even remotely approximates to the modern economic sense of 'shortage', though assuredly these were occasional, if not frequent, in antiquity.
alcaeus
United States
Local time: 19:39
penuria / inopia
Explanation:
Both terms are used for "something lacking" (inopia/penuria loci, locorum, frumenti. aquarum etc.)
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Leonardo Marcello Pignataro (X)
Local time: 01:39
Grading comment
I had thought of 'inopia', but 'penuria' didn't occur to me. Thanks again!
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5penuria / inopia
Leonardo Marcello Pignataro (X)


  

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penuria / inopia


Explanation:
Both terms are used for "something lacking" (inopia/penuria loci, locorum, frumenti. aquarum etc.)

Leonardo Marcello Pignataro (X)
Local time: 01:39
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
I had thought of 'inopia', but 'penuria' didn't occur to me. Thanks again!
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