English translation: after sexual union, each of the animals is sad
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Latin to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Linguistics
Latin term or phrase:post coitum omne animalium triste est
I found the phrase "post coitum omne animalium triste est" in a book I was reading and I wanted to know what it means. I had tried a couple of online dictionaries to translate it to english but was unable to get any further then "Post" meaning after. I was hoping someone would know what it is
Explanation: That 'coitus' here means 'sexual union' or 'intercourse' is certain, since in all other connotations it is spelt 'coetus'. 'Animalium' is a partitive genitive dependent on 'omne'; in the singular 'omnis' frequently signifies 'each (one), every (one)'.