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Defend your capital

Latin translation: custodi sortem tuam

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English term or phrase:Defend your capital
Latin translation:custodi sortem tuam
Entered by: Nicholas Ferreira

14:28 May 23, 2007
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Advertising / Public Relations / Motto
English term or phrase: Defend your capital
Capital meaning 'finances'. To be used as a motto.
Matt Train
United Kingdom
custodi sortem tuam
Explanation:
There are different verbs that could be used for "defend"; I chose custodi because it means defend, watch over, keep, preserve. The other options have a more military context which is not as appropriate.

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Note added at 34 mins (2007-05-23 15:03:45 GMT)
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Matt, note that this is in singular, i.e. speaking to one person. I think this would fit well, since the motto is usually directly to a person at a time rather than to a group.

If you want to adapt for multiple persons, you would say:
Custodite sortem vestram.

Thanks, Brigitte, for bringing this up.
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Nicholas Ferreira
Canada
Local time: 03:55
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defend your capital
custodi sortem tuam


Explanation:
There are different verbs that could be used for "defend"; I chose custodi because it means defend, watch over, keep, preserve. The other options have a more military context which is not as appropriate.

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Note added at 34 mins (2007-05-23 15:03:45 GMT)
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Matt, note that this is in singular, i.e. speaking to one person. I think this would fit well, since the motto is usually directly to a person at a time rather than to a group.

If you want to adapt for multiple persons, you would say:
Custodite sortem vestram.

Thanks, Brigitte, for bringing this up.

Nicholas Ferreira
Canada
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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agree  BrigitteHilgner: Sounds good to me - but it might be necessary to point out that this is singular. The English "defend" might be either singular or plural.
10 mins
  -> Good point, Brigitte. Thanks for bringing this up.

agree  alcaeus: Excellent, esp. your choice of the coll. 'sortem' for a motto.
2 days 20 hrs
  -> Gratias, Ioseph!
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