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Latin translation: De rebus ambigere

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23:24 Sep 6, 2001
English to Latin translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: question reality
to question one's own existence; to question the reality of one's own surroundings or self
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Latin translation:De rebus ambigere
Explanation:
The Romans had several expressions for "reality", none of which fully corresponding to our modern concept of it: veritas (truth), natura (nature)... the cultural gap between our world and their world is too large, as it spans across too many centuries. Therefore I chose the less committing expression of all: res, which literally translated means "the things", but in the Roman culture its meaning was far larger than it is today. As for the verb ambigere, it means "to doubt, to question"; the preposition "de" means "concerning, about" and requires the ablative case.
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De rebus ambigere


Explanation:
The Romans had several expressions for "reality", none of which fully corresponding to our modern concept of it: veritas (truth), natura (nature)... the cultural gap between our world and their world is too large, as it spans across too many centuries. Therefore I chose the less committing expression of all: res, which literally translated means "the things", but in the Roman culture its meaning was far larger than it is today. As for the verb ambigere, it means "to doubt, to question"; the preposition "de" means "concerning, about" and requires the ablative case.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 05:19
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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