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to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield


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00:03 Sep 18, 2007
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield
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Will Treadway

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5 +1niti, quaerere, invenire, neque cedere
Joseph Brazauskas



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
niti, quaerere, invenire, neque cedere

I have translated your request using the commonest words for their English equivilents. Latin, however, is rich in synonyms for these, and some other choices which you might prefer are:

niti - eniti, coniti, contendere
quaerere - exquirere, petere, expetere
invenire - reperire
cedere - concedere, obsequi

There are yet others, but these accord best with the senses which you seem to intend.

In correct, 'classical' Latin, 'and not' is expressed by 'neque', not by 'et non', which latter would be employed only to emphasise a succeeding word, phrase, or clause.

Joseph Brazauskas
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
5 hrs
  -> Many thanks, Vicky.
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