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nec amici desere causam


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04:12 Jul 26, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: nec amici desere causam
I was asked to translate this by a friend but I have no idea where it's from

Summary of answers provided
nanever abandon a friend's cause
CLS Lexi-tech
naAgree with explanationslavist
nanever desert your friend
Francesco D'Alessandro



29 mins
never desert your friend

you should never leave a friend in trouble

you should never let a friend in need of your support

there are so many way to translate this verse from Ovidius' poem "Tristia" (The Most Sad Things"

Francesco D'Alessandro
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3 days 2 hrs
Agree with explanation

More contempor. sound wil be
Do not let a friend in trouble.
You say a friend have told you that phrase?

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17 days
never abandon a friend's cause

I think that "causam" should be translated


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