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Latin Translation Help

Postby dariomazzola » Sun May 16, 2021 6:44 pm

I want to print some labels fir my library collection. I want to roughly say, “From the books of the family of Dario Mazzola” in Latin. Is “EX LIBRIS DE COGNATIONE DARIO MAZZOLA” correct? Thanks
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Re: Latin Translation Help

Postby Iversen » Sun May 16, 2021 9:41 pm

"Cognatio" would comprise a whole clan, while "familia" is less comprehensive (centered around a pater familias).

The use of "de" is possible, but in Classical Latin I think a genitive would be preferred (cognationis or familiae), and following that, the genitive of the person's name would be something like Darionis Mazzolae.
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Re: Latin Translation Help

Postby rdearman » Sun May 16, 2021 9:46 pm

Iversen wrote:but in Classical Latin I think a genitive would be preferred (cognationis eller familiae)

Makes me think of this:
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