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Nil sapientiae

English translation: Nothing is more hateful to wisdom than too much cleverness

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Latin term or phrase:Nil sapientiae
English translation:Nothing is more hateful to wisdom than too much cleverness
Entered by: Nigel Patterson
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03:25 Jan 31, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: Nil sapientiae
Nil sapientiae odiosius acumine nimio.
Allyson Rogers
Nothing is more hateful to wisdom than too much cleverness
Explanation:
See http://www.port14.com/nick/meditations.htm

This is a quotation from Seneca, and is used as the subtitle of 'The Purloined Letter' by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
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Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 02:39
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5 +2Nothing is more hateful to wisdom than too much clevernessNigel Patterson


  

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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Nothing is more hateful to wisdom than too much cleverness


Explanation:
See http://www.port14.com/nick/meditations.htm

This is a quotation from Seneca, and is used as the subtitle of 'The Purloined Letter' by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)

Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 02:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Kinory
1 hr
  -> Thanks! :)

agree  Antoinette Verburg: 'Nil' means 'nothing, 'sapientia' means 'wisdom'. Just thought I'd add this, since strictly speaking Allyson only asked for these 2 words (the phrase was mentioned as context).
4 hrs
  -> Quite so - thanks! :)
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