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05:07 Aug 30, 2000
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: death before dishonor
it implies that one woud rather die than be shamed
brian smith

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naprius mori quam foedariWigtil



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prius mori quam foedari

This is a rather common motto of medieval (not classical Latin) origin.

PRIUS: "rather, preferably"
MORI: "to die"
QUAM: "than"
FOEDARI: "to be sullied, to be dishonored"

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