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12:23 Jul 18, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: simply the best
the best
tony alcott

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4simpliciter optimus (sg) / simpliciter optimi (pl.)Serge L
4Optimum est!Rowan Morrell



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Optimum est!

That might do. I don't know that Latin has a ready equivalent for "simply" (though I'm more than willing to be corrected on that). The literal translation of this is "it's the best thing", but I think it's what ancient Romans used to say when they thought something was "the best".

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simpliciter optimus (sg) / simpliciter optimi (pl.)

That's how I would say it... (And William of Ockham also puts it that way)

"Praeficiendo autem {om. &Fr} non quemcunque unum sed Petrum, qui vel in ecclesia {*in ecclesia: erat &FrMz} ___simpliciter optimus___ inter omnes vel optimus et maxime idoneus est {*om. &FrLmMzPz} ad regendum, innuit facto quod non totaliter {*taliter &FrMz} ecclesiam suam optimo generi {*regiminis add. &FrLmMzPz} obligavit quin in casu manifestae necessitatis vel utilitatis posset illum modum *{trs. &FrMz} regendi omittere vel mutare, nullum scilicet eligendo vel eligendo plures, si id {unum vel alicuius &FrMz} communitati fidelium manifeste *{trs.312 &FrMz} expediret vel aliquod illorum facere cogeretur, sicut aliquando oportuit fideles dimittere per plures annos vacare apostolicam sedem. "


Serge L.

    10 years of Latin at school and at the university
    Reference: http://www.britac.ac.uk/pubs/dialogus/t31d4e.html
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