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quod me nutrit me distruit

English translation: What pleases me (makes me feel good) kills me

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07:41 Jul 4, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: quod me nutrit me distruit
it was tattooed on angelina jolie's midriff in two magazines each one said it transated to two different meanings
justen harmon
English translation:What pleases me (makes me feel good) kills me
Explanation:
Literally the correct translation is "What nourishes me destroys me",but literal words can lose subtlety of the real meaning. Every latin proverb ("sententia") hides - and carries - such subtlety.

Studied Latin language for two years.
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Kemal Mustajbegovic
Local time: 03:24
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1What nourishes me destroys meDaphne b
na +1what feeds me - destroys mexxxalz
naWhat pleases me (makes me feel good) kills me
Kemal Mustajbegovic
nawhat feeds me destroys me
jgal


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
what feeds me - destroys me


Explanation:
:)

xxxalz
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kemal Mustajbegovic
1 day 23 hrs
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7 mins
what feeds me destroys me


Explanation:
or perhaps 'what does me good, kills me'

jgal
Local time: 20:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
What nourishes me destroys me


Explanation:
Quod=what
me=me
nutrit=nourishes
distruit-destroys

Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 20:24
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kemal Mustajbegovic
1 day 23 hrs
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1 day 23 hrs
What pleases me (makes me feel good) kills me


Explanation:
Literally the correct translation is "What nourishes me destroys me",but literal words can lose subtlety of the real meaning. Every latin proverb ("sententia") hides - and carries - such subtlety.

Studied Latin language for two years.


Kemal Mustajbegovic
Local time: 03:24
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 4
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