Posted by Pete on .
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
Yes, it does make sense.... Think of "blood" in terms of heritage.
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.
Haha I'm really embaressed, yes I see that now! Thanks so much.
All the best