Posted by Pete on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:20pm.
My personal tutor for latin has set me a question asking me to translate a few words. Tuum honora genus, which is from a book im reading. I have used all the resources i have and translated it at Honour Your Blood.
Tuum meaning your
Honora meaning honour
Genus meaning Blood.
Honour your blood doesnt make any sence to me though, have I got it right?
Thanks so much for your time
- Latin - GuruBlue, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:55pm
Yes, it does make sense.... Think of "blood" in terms of heritage.
- Latin - Writeacher, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 5:02pm
There are many, many meanings for the Latin word "genus" --
race, descent, lineage, breed, stock, family
So, yes, "tuum genus honora" can mean honor your lineage; honor your ancestors, honor your heritage -- but more in terms of people, that is, "your kind" -- those who came before you.
- Latin - Pete, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 7:41pm
Haha I'm really embaressed, yes I see that now! Thanks so much.
All the best
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