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12:36 Mar 16, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: rarum facit mixturam cum sapientia forum
I cannot make heads or tails of this--I can translate each term but the phrase doesn't gel at all!
Elyse Rukkila
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na +1just a commentBranka Arrivé
naRare is the market which traffics in wisdom.Robert Jackson


  

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Rare is the market which traffics in wisdom.


Explanation:
The word order can throw you off. "Rarum" must qualify "forum" (n.). Lit. "A rare market does mixing with wisdom."

Hope this helps.

Robert Jackson

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just a comment


Explanation:
Isn't your sentence perhaps "Raram fecit mixturam cum sapientia forma"?
The translation is "Rare is a combination of wisdom and beauty" and it's from Petronius' Satyricon, 94.
(See ref. 1 for the Latin text, ref. 2 for the English translation).

Good luck.

Branka


    Reference: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/fld/CLASSICS/petronius1.html
    Reference: http://www.gis.net/~kcollins/petron/satyr/satyr12.html
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