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aspera non spernit

English translation: (he) does not shun difficulties

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13:38 Mar 3, 2004
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Latin term or phrase: aspera non spernit
my family motto
michele
English translation:(he) does not shun difficulties
Explanation:
It is a bit of wordplay that does not quit translate into english. aspera and spernit both come form the same word 'spernere'. the closest you could get to it would be to say that he/she/it "is not repelled by the repulsive", but the meaning that is meant here prabably comes closer to describe someone, who does not shy away from difficulties.
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Lars Helbig
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Local time: 17:45
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(he) does not shun difficulties


Explanation:
It is a bit of wordplay that does not quit translate into english. aspera and spernit both come form the same word 'spernere'. the closest you could get to it would be to say that he/she/it "is not repelled by the repulsive", but the meaning that is meant here prabably comes closer to describe someone, who does not shy away from difficulties.

Lars Helbig
Germany
Local time: 17:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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