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04:04 May 29, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: spider
this appears in an english nursery rhyme
Cami Chesnut

Summary of answers provided
Antoinette Verburg
5 -2araña
Velia Calcara



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -2

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey,
There came a big spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away!

    The Mother Goose Word Book (Golden Sturdy Book)
Velia Calcara
United States
Local time: 05:25
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Antoinette Verburg: this is not Latin
42 mins

disagree  David Wigtil: Ancient Latin "spider" is 'aranea'; Spanish "spider" is 'araña' (very modern Latin?). :-)
7 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

See reference.

    Reference: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/morphindex?lookup=arane...
Antoinette Verburg
Local time: 12:25
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 8
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