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vita est dolore sine vagus

English translation: I agree about the grammar

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19:07 Aug 13, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latin term or phrase: vita est dolore sine vagus
vita est dolore sine vagus
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English translation:I agree about the grammar
Explanation:
The only thing I can think is that there is an inversion "sine dolore" becomes "dolore sine" (dolore is in the ablative case which is required by sine) perhaps for metric reasons (is this a verse?)
Love without pain is...
but if vagus refers to vita, it should be "vaga"

Let us know.

Paola L M
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Local time: 08:20
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I believe that both answers together were quite accurate- in actuallity it is from verse but I think the inversion comes (again, in agreement) from a failure to conjugate the verb correctly. (It was the only line I had) sorry I didn't have more context to use for reference. Thanks!
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naI agree about the grammar
CLS Lexi-tech
naSome help...
flaviofbg


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4 hrs
Some help...


Explanation:
Agreeing with Johanna, the grammar is wrong. Are you sure you wrote well all the words? ANyway, for what it's worth, here you have some hint:

Vita: life (f)
est: is (3 sg "to be")
dolore: "with grief", "with sorrow"
sine: without
vagus: Adjective which means "wandering, not fix".

Since the grammar is somewhat odd, I don't know how to put it together-

Hope this helps, though.

FLavio


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flaviofbg
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Local time: 14:20
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 155
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19 hrs
I agree about the grammar


Explanation:
The only thing I can think is that there is an inversion "sine dolore" becomes "dolore sine" (dolore is in the ablative case which is required by sine) perhaps for metric reasons (is this a verse?)
Love without pain is...
but if vagus refers to vita, it should be "vaga"

Let us know.

Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 08:20
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 16
Grading comment
I believe that both answers together were quite accurate- in actuallity it is from verse but I think the inversion comes (again, in agreement) from a failure to conjugate the verb correctly. (It was the only line I had) sorry I didn't have more context to use for reference. Thanks!
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