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Latin Words #3

Translate these common Latin words into English.
All the answers are a single word
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Last updated: October 26, 2015
First submittedSeptember 8, 2014
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Latin
English
Amor
Love
Veritas
Truth
Homo
Human
Liber
Free / Book
Argentum
Silver
Tempus
Time
Lex
Law
Latin
English
Altus
High
Borealis
Northern
Incognita
Unknown
Culpa
Fault
Ave
Hail
Domus
Home
Draco
Dragon
Latin
English
Semper
Always
Fortis
Strong
Sanguis
Blood
Vulpes
Fox
Cygnus
Swan
Primus
First
Ergo
Therefore
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level 78
Sep 23, 2014
"Ergo" got me. I kept thinking of the greek root "ergon" which means work.
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level 66
Oct 10, 2014
Could you accept "thus" for "ergo"? (It's not the same thus as sic, as in sic transit gloria mundi.)
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level 68
Oct 10, 2014
Nice quiz. I got most of them, I've been studying Latin for over a year now.
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level 65
Oct 10, 2014
Being a Spanish speaker made this way easier
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level 38
Oct 10, 2014
Good quiz, but Ave is also Hello
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2015
Hello will work now
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level 37
Oct 10, 2014
100% on first attempt. Harry Potter and Pokemon helped. :)
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level 77
Oct 10, 2014
doesn't homo also mean same? I know homo sapiens means modern man but homosexual? Homogenous? as opposed to hetero which means different.
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level 77
Oct 10, 2014
I got that one. Missed Borealis.. tried "north" and "north wind" and some other stuff including other directions. Altus I think I tried mountains. Lex I tried word, book, and similar words. Incognita I tried disguise, disguised, secret, -ive, -ly, etc.
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level 74
Jun 29, 2015
"Lex" is a tough one. It was tempting to answer "Luthor."
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level 65
Oct 4, 2019
Incognita = in + cognita = not + known (same root as "cognitive" and "cognition")
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level 52
Oct 10, 2014
You're right on homo and hetero, but those are Greek words.
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level 76
Dec 23, 2016
I just watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and apparently all these words are Greek. :)
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level 77
Feb 24, 2015
Thanks to the chorus.
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level 71
Dec 26, 2016
Homo sapiens means 'knowing man' or 'intelligent man'.
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level 75
Oct 10, 2014
Romanes eunt domus.
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level 65
Oct 13, 2014
People called Romanes they go a house?
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level 54
Mar 29, 2015
"What case?" "Err... dative? No, no, no! Accusative, accusative! 'ad' plus the accusative!" "Right, now write it out a hundred times before sunbreak or I'll cut your testicles off!"
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level 57
Oct 10, 2014
I think a few of them need to accept alternate words, such as "disguise" "misunderstood" for incognita, or particulary "blame" for culpa.
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2014
Added "thus" for ergo and "blame" for culpa.
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level 66
Oct 10, 2014
Maybe add guilt for culpa. Just a thought.
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level 53
Oct 10, 2014
I kept trying "guilt", as well.
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2015
Guilt will work now
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level 38
Mar 8, 2018
I thought"Mea culpa" means "My fault".
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level 34
Oct 17, 2014
Should have gotten "Vulpes" it sounds similar to a name of a Pokemon fire fox from gen 1.
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level 69
Oct 24, 2014
I think you should accept enigma, puzzle and unexplored (as in "terra incognita") for incognita.
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level 38
Nov 21, 2017
Terra Incognita is translated "Unknown Land".
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level 8
Apr 11, 2015
I put forever for semper. Sure it means the same as always
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2015
Close enough, I guess
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level 38
Mar 8, 2018
as in "semper fidelis"?
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level 43
May 17, 2015
So "north" was not an acceptable answer for Borealis???
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2015
North will work now
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level 60
Dec 23, 2016
Got Vulpes my first try but not Homo or Tempus. I speak Spanish, too, which makes missing Tempus especially dumb.
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level 45
Dec 23, 2016
Cygnus is actually a latin transliteration of a Greek word. The real Latin word for a swan is olor.
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level 75
Dec 23, 2016
Did anyone else get Vulpes because of Vulpix the Pokemon.
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level 59
Dec 23, 2016
I like Latin. Liber Ta! Liber Ta! Liber Ta! (Scar face) Argentum - Silver (Ag Damnit!) Vulpes - Vulpine (Like a fox) Semper Fi - Do or Die. (Always Faithful) Domus - Domicile. Tempus - Not Tempest. Temporal, Temporality Altus - Altitude
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level 66
Dec 23, 2016
always forget Lex and Ave. Struggled with exact wording on a couple
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level 63
Dec 23, 2016
i thought ave meant bird...
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level 71
Dec 26, 2016
Avis means bird.
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level 51
Jan 4, 2017
Caecilius est in horto
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level 56
Jan 16, 2017
20 out of 21
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level 64
Dec 9, 2017
Are you sure "borealis" is Latin?
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level 44
Dec 15, 2018
It's a loan word in Latin from Greek (like a lot of Latin words).
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level 26
Feb 4, 2018
I got some from Harry Potter.
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level 45
Feb 21, 2018
'sanguis' and 'primus' are already part of quiz 1 and 2 of this series.
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level 53
Aug 28, 2018
Don't criticize me, this is just a thought, but can you accept "undocumented" for incognita. I know it's not a translation but Terra Incognita was a term that meant a place that was undocumented.
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level 38
Oct 10, 2018
"Terra Incognita" (Unknown Land) was used to indicate that the island or country found was uncharted (as in "not on a map")
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level 61
Dec 7, 2018
I tried anonymous and undiscovered for incognita (did end with trying unknown though) arent they accurate translations?
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level 61
Dec 7, 2018
Missed cygnus with 2:15 to spare, never heard of it. Weird that it scores higher than lex and vulpes (and another but on phone so cant see it without erasing comment)
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level 68
May 20, 2019
Young swans are known as cygnets. I got confused and tried duck and goose but not swan.
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level 64
Oct 24, 2019
"tempus" also means "temple". I remember this one line in the Ars amatoria that contained that word and it was incredibly frustrating because "time" just wouldn't make sense.