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05:40 Jan 3, 2003
Spanish to Latin translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: brújula
La brújula indica el norte

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5compassLQA Russian



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Compass did not exist in Roman times. It's not a proper Latin word but a derived term from Latin 'com' meaning 'together' and 'passus' meaning 'step'. The literal translation is to "step together".

Note added at 2003-01-03 08:26:21 (GMT)

Latin form of the word would be \'compassus\' (compassus navium = ship\'s compass)

    Reference: http://www.geog.port.ac.uk/webmap/hantsmap/hantsmap/cmprose....
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