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Nuncia Pacis Oliva

English translation: The olive-tree is a mesenger of peace

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Latin term or phrase:Oliva Nintia Pacis
English translation:The olive-tree is a mesenger of peace
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20:06 Jan 22, 2002
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Latin term or phrase: Nuncia Pacis Oliva
This is my family motto what does it mean please??
James Nye
The olive-tree (is) a message of peace (a messenger of peace)
Explanation:
Dear James,

Oliva is a singular noun and it may mean olive-tree or just an olive - but I doubt that.

Nuncia should be nuntia, in correct Latin. It means "messenger".

Pacis is genitive for "Pax" (peace).

It could be:

"The olive-tree, messenger of peace"
"The olive-tree is a messenger of peace"
"The olive-tree is a message of peace"...

you choose :)

Hope it helps,
Flavio
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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 06:07
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I wish to thabk-you for answering my question so promptly, I studied Latin for a little timw when I was younger and the only thing that I can rember is 'Caecilius im horto laborat!' So thak-you for everything. You were most helpful in my looking into my family tree and heraldry.
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flaviofbg


  

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The olive-tree (is) a message of peace (a messenger of peace)


Explanation:
Dear James,

Oliva is a singular noun and it may mean olive-tree or just an olive - but I doubt that.

Nuncia should be nuntia, in correct Latin. It means "messenger".

Pacis is genitive for "Pax" (peace).

It could be:

"The olive-tree, messenger of peace"
"The olive-tree is a messenger of peace"
"The olive-tree is a message of peace"...

you choose :)

Hope it helps,
Flavio


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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 06:07
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 155
Grading comment
I wish to thabk-you for answering my question so promptly, I studied Latin for a little timw when I was younger and the only thing that I can rember is 'Caecilius im horto laborat!' So thak-you for everything. You were most helpful in my looking into my family tree and heraldry.
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