In sact martyris sanguis — est salus tuus, Britania!

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by Leonhard, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Leonhard Member

    Europe
    Bulgarian
    There is a latin expression that I came across: In sact martyris sanguis — est salus tuus, Britania! The English translation goes along the lines of "In the blood of your holy martyrs is your salvation, Britain!" My question is: is the aforementioned latin phrase grammatically correct?
     
  2. Kevin Beach

    Kevin Beach Senior Member

    The correct grammatical version is:

    In sanctorum martyrum tuorum salus tuus est Britannia!

    Others may wish to improve the syntax by rearranging the order of the words.
     
  3. Schimmelreiter

    Schimmelreiter Senior Member

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  4. Leonhard Member

    Europe
    Bulgarian
    Thanks, guys! Just a question: what happened to "blood"?
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2014
  5. Schimmelreiter

    Schimmelreiter Senior Member

    Deutsch
    In sanguine sanctorum ...

    Better: In sanctorum martyrum tuorum sanguine ...


    I overlooked it. There's an excuse but I won't tell. :)
     
  6. Leonhard Member

    Europe
    Bulgarian
    Thanks, Schimmelreiter!
     

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