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settle it with your fists

Latin translation: pugnis certare

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English term or phrase:settle it with your fists
Latin translation:pugnis certare
Entered by: Andreea Bostan
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19:21 Sep 29, 2011
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Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / trucks
English term or phrase: settle it with your fists
i have the litteral translation for this, but i require the actual idiomatic meaning...can anybody help?
Andreea Bostan
United Kingdom
pugnis certare
Explanation:
A Ciceronian idiom (Tusc. Disp. 5.27.77, and elsewhere). The ablative is instrumental. If you're looking for the imperative sing. act., it would be 'certa pugnis', plur. act. 'certate pugnis'.
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Joseph Brazauskas
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pugnis certare


Explanation:
A Ciceronian idiom (Tusc. Disp. 5.27.77, and elsewhere). The ablative is instrumental. If you're looking for the imperative sing. act., it would be 'certa pugnis', plur. act. 'certate pugnis'.

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United States
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