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English translation: "Fecit" is the Latin word for "made" or (in this case) "manufactured"

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15:10 Sep 12, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Fecit a Paris
Found on a cannon that was brought back from France during WWII.
tina
English translation:"Fecit" is the Latin word for "made" or (in this case) "manufactured"
Explanation:
So your cannon was made or manufactured in Paris -- probably quite a bit before WWII (at a guess, during the First World War (1914-1918) or even the Franco-Prussian War (1870)), because the "fecit" convention fell out of use with major mass-production...
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 05:13
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Thank you for your help. It confirmed what was to be the date and I really appreciate your help and the service.
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Summary of answers provided
na[Somebody] made [it] in Paris
Dr Claudio De Marchi
namade in Paris
Brigitte Gendebien
na"Fecit" is the Latin word for "made" or (in this case) "manufactured"Heathcliff


  

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13 mins
"Fecit" is the Latin word for "made" or (in this case) "manufactured"


Explanation:
So your cannon was made or manufactured in Paris -- probably quite a bit before WWII (at a guess, during the First World War (1914-1918) or even the Franco-Prussian War (1870)), because the "fecit" convention fell out of use with major mass-production...

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 05:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
Thank you for your help. It confirmed what was to be the date and I really appreciate your help and the service.

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Yolanda Broad
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19 mins
made in Paris


Explanation:
fecit is Latin (conjugated form of the verb facere)


    Reference: http://www.intratext.com/testi/OnorioIII-regula-lt/6u.htm
    Reference: http://www.lineone.net/dictionaryof/difficultwords/d0005558....
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 14:13
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 192
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29 mins
[Somebody] made [it] in Paris


Explanation:
Fecit is the third person of the past tense of "to make", facere in Latin. So, there must be the name of the manufacturer at the beginning of the sentence.

Dr Claudio De Marchi
Local time: 14:13
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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