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nil nisi bonum

English translation: nothing but good

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Latin term or phrase:nil nisi bonum
English translation:nothing but good
Entered by: Laura Gentili
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09:06 Sep 22, 2000
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: nil nisi bonum
at the funeral people are discussin the deceased and say how great of a man he was. one of them then says
-well, nil nisi bonum
Ivona
United States
Local time: 03:48
nothing but good
Explanation:
The complete Latin phrase is:
De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
It has been translated as:
Speak only good of the dead
Speak nothing but good of the dead
Of the dead speak kindly or not at all
According to the tradition, the author of this sentence is Chilon of Sparta, one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
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Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 10:48
Grading comment
Thank you very much.
It makes perfect sense in the context.
Ivona
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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nanothing but good
Laura Gentili


  

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nothing but good


Explanation:
The complete Latin phrase is:
De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
It has been translated as:
Speak only good of the dead
Speak nothing but good of the dead
Of the dead speak kindly or not at all
According to the tradition, the author of this sentence is Chilon of Sparta, one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece.

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 10:48
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 95
Grading comment
Thank you very much.
It makes perfect sense in the context.
Ivona
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