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Old 12-01-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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latin translation

Can somebody fluent in Latin please translate the words "The Diabolical Child" for me? Thanks for your time. x
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Google Translate result: Diabolica P˙erum
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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My Latin is a bit rusty (to say the least), but in addition to Will's good suggestion, I would offer:

infans scelestus

infans nefarius

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Diabolical has roots in ecclesiastical greek/latin, so you could just use that with the correct gender ending.

Child could be puer if male, or puella if female. Or as Corussa says, infans

puer diabolicus/puella diabolica
infans diabolicus
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Studied Latin for ten years, through university. I'd go with infans diabolicus, as suggested by Kallithrix.
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I've noticed that the Latin translator in Google sometimes makes some gruesome errors (not in this case), so it's always a good idea to do the reverse translation to check.
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I've noticed that the Latin translator in Google sometimes makes some gruesome errors (not in this case), so it's always a good idea to do the reverse translation to check.
I'm not sure even that will catch things like noun/adjective gender disagreement, and nor will it tell you which case you need to use...
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Thanks for the great response! I'll go with Infans Diabolicus, mwahaHAHAHahem
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