, sed tu me non terres! decens valde timebant. tu es insanus inquit dominus. \"e

English translation: , but you don't scare me! They were downright scared. You're crazy, said the lord.

00:31 Jan 3, 2002
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Latin term or phrase: , sed tu me non terres! decens valde timebant. tu es insanus inquit dominus. \"e
tu me non terres, leo, tu me non terres! leones amicum meum in arena necaverunt, sed tu me non terres! decens valde timebant. tu es insanus inquit dominus. "ego non sum leo." sum homo." gladiator tamen dominum ferociter petivit et eum ad amphtheatrum intravit. decentem in arena conspexit. domius meus erat mortuus.
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English translation:, but you don't scare me! They were downright scared. You're crazy, said the lord.
Explanation:
(1) "sed tu non me terres!" is literally "but you don't scare me!"
(2) "decens valde" seems to be an odd usage for "very properly," the sense of which seems to be "downright" scared in this context.
(3) "inquit" = "inquam" This is a defective verb used after short quotes for "said," so the "dominus" said "you're crazy." Dominus could be "man/gentlemen/lord/master," but it implies a high social status, of course.
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5 +2, but you don't scare me! They were downright scared. You're crazy, said the lord.
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, but you don't scare me! They were downright scared. You're crazy, said the lord.


Explanation:
(1) "sed tu non me terres!" is literally "but you don't scare me!"
(2) "decens valde" seems to be an odd usage for "very properly," the sense of which seems to be "downright" scared in this context.
(3) "inquit" = "inquam" This is a defective verb used after short quotes for "said," so the "dominus" said "you're crazy." Dominus could be "man/gentlemen/lord/master," but it implies a high social status, of course.


    New College Latin & English Dictionary by Bantam Books
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