failure is not an option

06:58 Aug 11, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: failure is not an option
Roman army- England 340-295 BCE
as spoken in 340 BCE
Martin Farrell

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naOffensio accipi non potest
Rita Cavaiani



7 days
Offensio accipi non potest

literally : failure cannot be accepted
offensio (failure), accipi (be accepted), non potest (cannot)
the construction of latin sentences differs from the English
for failure in battle (defeat) the sentence would be:
Detrimentum accipi non potest
The sentence comes from Seneca
note: the Roman army was never in England in 340 BC; first time in England 58/51 BC

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 14:53
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 9
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