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non magni pendis quia contigit

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11:17 Sep 8, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Latin term or phrase: non magni pendis quia contigit
Beneath a coat of arms
David Joel
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1One does not value things easily attained.
Parrot
4I am puzzled by the grammar of the sentence
CLS Lexi-tech


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
One does not value things easily attained.


Explanation:
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Parrot
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I am puzzled by the grammar of the sentence


Explanation:
Pendis is second person singular of the indicative present (you don't give it much weight; pendere is what a scale does)
quia is because
contigit comes from the verb "contingo" and contigit is the past tense, third person singular.
Because it was already attained, you don't attibute much weight to it
I would then turn it around as follows:

What was attained does not have much weight.

regards

paola l m


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