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14:21 Jun 6, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: every cloud has a silver lining

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5malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono.
David Wigtil



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malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono.

This is not a literal translation (and not my original work!), but rather an original ancient Latin saying, attributed to Plinius Maior (Pliny the Elder).

Literally the Latin text means: "Indeed there's no evil without something good." Clearly it's exactly equivalent to the English proverb.

The grammar indicates that this is indirectly quoted (the verb ESSE is an infinitive) -- typical of a quotation extracted from some paragraph in an author's work.


David Wigtil
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