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The Book of Wizards

Latin translation: Liber veneficorum / magorum?

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09:35 Sep 1, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: The Book of Wizards
There is a book written in English, a little bit like 'Lord of the Rings'. But as far as I understand it, it is called somethings like the "THE Book of Wizards" - only the title is still in Latin/Hebrew/Greek. So I need to know what this title is in Latin! Help? Thank you.
Sebastian
Latin translation:Liber veneficorum / magorum?
Explanation:
Dear Sebastien,

a logical translation would be "liber veneficorum" (or magorum), where "liber" is "book" and "veneficorum/magorum" means "of the Wizards" (plural).

"of the wizard" as a singular noun would be "magi/venefici".

Hope you find your book :)

Flavio
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naIt depends
flaviofbg
naLiber de veneficis
Francesco D'Alessandro
na -1Liber veneficorum / magorum?
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Liber veneficorum / magorum?


Explanation:
Dear Sebastien,

a logical translation would be "liber veneficorum" (or magorum), where "liber" is "book" and "veneficorum/magorum" means "of the Wizards" (plural).

"of the wizard" as a singular noun would be "magi/venefici".

Hope you find your book :)

Flavio


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disagree  Francesco D'Alessandro: pls. see my answer
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Liber de veneficis


Explanation:
liber de magis
liber de mirificis hominibus

In Latin the genitive case indicates possession, whenever "of" indicates a subject or matter of discussion we should use the preposition "de" + the ablative case.

"Veneficus" is a spell-casting magician, whereas "magus" is just a... "general practitioner". Mirificus homo also has a general meaning.

Francesco D'Alessandro
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It depends


Explanation:
We don't know if the book is ABOUT wizards or USED (and therefore owned) by wizards. My use of genitive implies that it's owned by wizards and therefore a book of spells or similar.

De gustibus!

Flavio

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