# Aequanimitate

## English translation: Equanimity

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 Latin term or phrase: Aequanimitas English translation: Equanimity Entered by:

 14:33 Jan 21, 2003
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
 Latin term or phrase: Aequanimitate I have been doing research on the Latham name & found the family Crest & acros the bottom of the Crest it says\"Aequanimitate\", & I would like to know what it means. Can you help me?
 Andrew Latham
 Equanimity Explanation:Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity. Equanimity is not the same as indifference. In indifference there is a 'I do not care attitude' - the person does not want to understand or to get upset. In equanimity, on the other hand, there is an evenness of mind; no attachment toward friends and no aversion toward adversaries. This is the way to attain peace of mind. --------------------------------------------------Note added at 2003-01-21 15:18:32 (GMT)--------------------------------------------------About Equanimity (English words derived from Latin roots): http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:vS_zjyGpQTsC:www.aequan...
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Daniela Miklic Belancic
Local time: 20:46
 Thank you for the answer. I knew that was it as soon as I read it. It was extrememly helpful. Thank you again very much.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +2equanimity
 smarinella
5 +2Equanimity
 Daniela Miklic Belancic
5with an even mind/with a level head
 Joseph Brazauskas

3 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
equanimity

Explanation:
it means impartiality,equitabelness.
It's a atin word in the ablative form = with e.

 smarinellaItalyLocal time: 20:46Native speaker of: ItalianPRO pts in pair: 11

agree
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38 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
Equanimity

Explanation:
Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity.
Equanimity is not the same as indifference. In indifference there is a 'I do not care attitude' - the person does not want to understand or to get upset. In equanimity, on the other hand, there is an evenness of mind; no attachment toward friends and no aversion toward adversaries. This is the way to attain peace of mind.

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Note added at 2003-01-21 15:18:32 (GMT)
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About Equanimity (English words derived from Latin roots):
http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:vS_zjyGpQTsC:www.aequan...

Reference: http://www.shinzen.org/shinsub3/theoryEquanimity.htm
 Daniela Miklic BelancicLocal time: 20:46Native speaker of: Croatian
 Thank you for the answer. I knew that was it as soon as I read it. It was extrememly helpful. Thank you again very much.

agree
 45 mins

neutral  Joseph Brazauskas: It's an ablative, as Giusi pointed out; you're rendering it as if it were a nominative.
 49 mins

agree
 39 days

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with an even mind/with a level head

Explanation:
'Aequanimitate' means, quite literally.'with an even mind' from 'aequus', 'even, level' + 'animus', 'mind, soul' + '-tate', ablative of '-tas', an ending used to form abstract nouns (whence Spanish -tad, Italian -ta, French -te, English -ty).

 Joseph BrazauskasUnited StatesNative speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 432

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