Whatever shall be shall be, the future's not ours to see

Latin translation: Quodcumque fiet, fiet. Non nobis est tempus futurum videre.

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English term or phrase:Whatever shall be shall be, the future's not ours to see
Latin translation:Quodcumque fiet, fiet. Non nobis est tempus futurum videre.
Entered by: Joseph Brazauskas

11:02 Feb 2, 2012
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English term or phrase: Whatever shall be shall be, the future's not ours to see
My colleague's daughter wants a tattoo with the above message in Latin! I don't know where the tattoo is to be located, so I don't know whether that would limit the translation in any way. I would be grateful for your expert help!
Nigel Hagger-Vaughan
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:20
Quodcumque fiet, fiet. Non nobis est tempus futurum videre.
Explanation:
Literally, 'Whatever shall happen/be done, shall happen/be done. The
future (time) is not for us to see.' 'Non' ('not') comes first as being
emphatic. 'Nobis' ('ours', lit. 'for us') is dative of possession.
'Tempus' ('time') may be omitted, especially seeing that the translation
would be a tattoo.
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Joseph Brazauskas
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whatever shall be shall be, the future's not ours to see
Quodcumque fiet, fiet. Non nobis est tempus futurum videre.


Explanation:
Literally, 'Whatever shall happen/be done, shall happen/be done. The
future (time) is not for us to see.' 'Non' ('not') comes first as being
emphatic. 'Nobis' ('ours', lit. 'for us') is dative of possession.
'Tempus' ('time') may be omitted, especially seeing that the translation
would be a tattoo.

Joseph Brazauskas
United States
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