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robichris
Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:25:22 AM
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Can any Latinate scholar confirm or correct my translation of "Knowledge is Power" as "gnaritas contientia est", please?

I need to append this motto on a special memo.

Thanks in advance

Robichris
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:35:53 AM

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Scientia potentia est.

Just in case you didn't know, Forums have also section for Latin.


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robichris
Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:37:22 AM
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Thanks. I didn't know.
QuzySue
Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 8:27:31 AM

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Don't worry robichris, I don't know where all the topics go either.
hartford10
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 11:08:33 AM
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Your answer is wrong. The right translation of Knowledge is Power in Latin is Zināšanas ir Power. It is the perfect one.
JPK
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:01:01 PM
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hartford10 wrote:
Your answer is wrong. The right translation of Knowledge is Power in Latin is Zināšanas ir Power. It is the perfect one.


I admittedly don't know much about Latin, but it doesn't look like Latin to me. Maybe Greek, but I doubt it.

I googled Zināšanas and the first page was a wikipedia page with the lv prefix, which means it is Latvian. When jumping to the English version of the page, I found out that it indeed meant "knowledge", though. As for "Power", I have strong doubts about the English word being the same as the Latin one.

I realize my sources are not the best, and since I don't have any first-hand knowledge of Latin, I tried to confirm my suspicions with some researches, but feel free to prove me wrong.
SandraM
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 4:48:07 AM
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Hartford10,
As I said elsewhere your answer is a mix of Letton/Latvian and English.
Google translate isn't always the answer ;-)
Jyrkkä Jätkä is right, "Scientia potentia est" means "knowledge is power" in Latin.
Adriaticus
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 5:47:23 AM

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hartford10 wrote:
Your answer is wrong. The right translation of Knowledge is Power in Latin is Zināšanas ir Power. It is the perfect one.


definitely NOT latin ...
excaelis
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 7:14:17 PM

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hartford10 wrote:
Your answer is wrong. The right translation of Knowledge is Power in Latin is Zināšanas ir Power. It is the perfect one.


Just checked the Google translate dropdown. Latvian, not Latin.

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