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02:15 Mar 11, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: iugo quod fors feret
I need the translation of this, it was found in a letter.
Amanda Sewell

Summary of answers provided
4 +1by/in the bond forged by fortune
Chris Rowson



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
by/in the bond forged by fortune

This is difficult to translate without a context - feret, in particular can have many meanings.

Iugo could be the verb, or, if the sentence is not complete, a form of the noun iugum, or

Then, also, it has the feeling of a quotation, but I don´t know it.

Added to which it has the sound element with the two "f".

iugo =
iugum = yoke, bond, connection, pair
quod = which
fors = luck, fortune, chance
feret = bears, brings forth, carries off, wins, receives, gets.

So the translation I have given is just a possibility.

Chris Rowson
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agree  xxxgenaa: feret is future tense (... which fortune will forge) which makes the bond seem a little less certain or secure, I suppose
1 hr
  -> or perhaps "to be forged by fortune", but the context may provide the future tense.
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