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10:42 Jul 21, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase:Per Aduara Ad Astra
Dedication on a print of an aircraft given to young, aspiring aviatior by a very accomplished aviator.
Explanation: I have here in front of me one of the
best Latin-Italian dictionaries, and it confirms that no such word as "Aduara" exists in Latin. Of course I know quite well the Latin motto "Per aspera ad astra", whose literal translation is "You can get to the stars only through a difficult path", or less literally "You can reach excellence only if you are prepared to face hardship".
NB In Latin, as in Italian, French, Spanish etc., you don't write initials in capital letters. Per aspera ad astra.