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Izz
02-13-2011, 11:40 AM
My Latin is not so good. Well, non-existent, actually.

Strangely, though, i've decided a new short story needs a Latin title. So, i've been wearing my little brain out trying to figure out how to say 'Consequences of actions' in Latin, with the emphasis being on the 'consequence'--as in, 'grave consequences' but only one word.

The best i've come up with so far is 'Eventus ex Muneris.'

Does that work? Or is it badly off base?

I don't trust free online translation programs, and there's not that many latin dictionaries around (and a dictionary is only as good as your understanding of the language, and well, yeah).

Thanks in advance for any help!

Rufus Coppertop
02-13-2011, 01:36 PM
ex muneris doesn't work as ex takes the ablative case and muneris is genitive.

eventus ex factis would work as factis is the ablative plural of factum meaning, deeds or actions.

eventus a factis would also work but personally, I'd rather use ex.

Izz
02-13-2011, 01:49 PM
Thanks, Rufus!

Could eventus ex/a munus work? Like you, i'd rather use ex (for reasons not fully understood, but it feels better/more precise to me).

Rufus Coppertop
02-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks, Rufus!

Could eventus ex/a munus work? Like you, i'd rather use ex (for reasons not fully understood, but it feels better/more precise to me).

No, absolutely not! If you do, this is what you'll find at your front door, within about ten minutes.

:mob

That's right. A mob of irate Latinists complete with torches and pitchforks. Pulchrum non erit!

But you could say ex munere. The preposition ex requires the noun to be in the ablative case. Munus is the nominative. Munere is the ablative.

Munus means, service, duty, gift, public show, entertainment, tax, tribute.

Personally, I'd go with Eventus Factorum. Consequences of deeds.

Factum means deed or action. Factorum is the genitive plural of factum. In other words, it means - of deeds/of actions.

Factum is connected with the verb facere - to do/to make. In fact (:D) it's the perfect passive participle of facere as well as being a noun for deed/action.

Izz
02-13-2011, 11:42 PM
No, absolutely not! If you do, this is what you'll find at your front door, within about ten minutes.

:mob

That's right. A mob of irate Latinists complete with torches and pitchforks. Pulchrum non erit!:chair

But you could say ex munere. The preposition ex requires the noun to be in the ablative case. Munus is the nominative. Munere is the ablative.

Munus means, service, duty, gift, public show, entertainment, tax, tribute. Actually, that meaning might just be what i'm looking for. 'Consequences of service' may fit the story better than 'consequences of actions.'

eventus ex munere *repeats a few times*

Personally, I'd go with Eventus Factorum. Consequences of deeds.

Factum means deed or action. Factorum is the genitive plural of factum. In other words, it means - of deeds/of actions.

Factum is connected with the verb facere - to do/to make. In fact (:D) it's the perfect passive participle of facere as well as being a noun for deed/action.Though, 'of deeds' could work too.

Hmm *ponders*

Thanks again!

Rufus Coppertop
02-14-2011, 03:19 PM
A few more possibilities:

Results of Services - Eventus Munerum.

Results from Services - Eventus Ex Muneribus.

Buffysquirrel
02-14-2011, 05:56 PM
So, shall I call off the mob, then?

Rufus Coppertop
02-14-2011, 06:16 PM
Yeah, might as well.

Hey, that's a nice pitchfork! Spear and Jackson perchance?

Izz
02-14-2011, 11:59 PM
Y'know, i'd really like to see a mob of Latinists rampaging along a street somewhere.

Perhaps i can work that into a story...

Buffysquirrel
02-15-2011, 12:20 AM
Hey, that's a nice pitchfork! Spear and Jackson perchance?

Top of their range. Comes with this handy sharpener that doubles as a fire starter.