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20:11 Nov 11, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: amicus usque ad aras
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Terra Williams
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Summary of answers provided
5Friend till death us do part.
Kemal Mustajbegovic
4Your friend even ...
Simon Charass
4A friend through thick and thinxxxAbu Amaal


  

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A friend through thick and thin


Explanation:
Latin, discussed in the reference below.


    Reference: http://www.sacklunch.net/Latin/A/amicususqueadaras.html
xxxAbu Amaal
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Friend till death us do part.


Explanation:
Another variation with the same meaning.

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Kemal Mustajbegovic
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Native speaker of: Croatian
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Your friend even ...


Explanation:
Usque ad aras amicus. Your friend even to the horns of the altar—i.e. through thick and thin. In swearing, the ancient Romans held the horns of the altar, and one who did so in testimony of friendship could not break his oath without calling on himself the vengeance of the angry gods.


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Simon Charass
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