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Latin translation: Bestiae spurcae.

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English term or phrase:filthy animals
Latin translation:Bestiae spurcae.
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05:22 Feb 2, 2001
English to Latin translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: filthy animals
For those who have seen the film "Pulp Fiction" the term "Pigs are flithy animals..."

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Bestiae spurcae.
Explanation:
Keep in mind that a noun phrase may take other endings than the -AE that you see here, depending on its function in a sentence. BESTIAE SPURCAE is the form for the subject of a sentence, but there are also the forms BESTIAS SPURCAS, BESTI(I)S SPURCIS, and BESTIARUM SPURCARUM, each of which has specific grammatical functions.

Furthermore, Latin word order is flexible, so that you could also use SPURCAE BESTIAE (or SPURCAS BESTIAS, etc.).

BESTIAE: "beasts, (irrational) amimals, (wild) animals". Note that swine came in both domestic and wild varieties in the ancient world, so that BESTIA (the singular form) is a better word than the Latin ANIMAL and also better than FERUS, which always denotes an undomesticated critter.

SPURCAE: The adjective SPURCUS is one of several options meaning "dirty, foul, filthy".

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Bestiae spurcae.


Explanation:
Keep in mind that a noun phrase may take other endings than the -AE that you see here, depending on its function in a sentence. BESTIAE SPURCAE is the form for the subject of a sentence, but there are also the forms BESTIAS SPURCAS, BESTI(I)S SPURCIS, and BESTIARUM SPURCARUM, each of which has specific grammatical functions.

Furthermore, Latin word order is flexible, so that you could also use SPURCAE BESTIAE (or SPURCAS BESTIAS, etc.).

BESTIAE: "beasts, (irrational) amimals, (wild) animals". Note that swine came in both domestic and wild varieties in the ancient world, so that BESTIA (the singular form) is a better word than the Latin ANIMAL and also better than FERUS, which always denotes an undomesticated critter.

SPURCAE: The adjective SPURCUS is one of several options meaning "dirty, foul, filthy".



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V. good answer.

Many thanks,
BoB

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