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"Iuppiter sapiens fulmen contorquet."

Translation:Wise Iuppiter hurls a thunderbolt.

September 2, 2019



Jupiter is the least wise God.


Uh oh, someone's looking to get smote...


Romans would be furious to read that.


So true. Jupiter might be the head bastard in charge and suffers no consequence from his actions, but he's an idiot.


The gods made the consequences of the actions for humans, so how gods could suffer from something they were ruling?


Well, Louis XVI suffered from those who he ruled...


the world has that kind of human leadership today. et stulti qui illos adoran.


Noli Deum exacerbate!


Traditionally translated Jove, because he is only Iuppiter (< Iouis pater i.e. "Father Jove") in the Nominative and Vocative cases, elsewhere as Iuppiter, Iouem, Iouis, Ioue, Ioue, hence "by Jove" in Shakespeare, etc.


Ah so that's why things related to Jupiter are called "Jovian"?


Yes Jovian means "related to the planet Jupiter" (not the God)

French Jovial, borrowed in English (merry, good-humored, because of the astrological influence of the planet Jupiter).

From late Latin Jovialis/iovialis, meaning relative to Jupiter, god (not planet), because Iuppiter/Juppiter was called "iove/jove" in early Latin. Iovalis = relative to Iovis.

Jove (in Latin Iovis), ancient English name was for the Roman god of the bright sky.
Jove is the old name for Jupiter, but was still used as the poetical name of the planet Jupiter later in the history.

From Latin Iovis/jovis, from PIE root *dyeu- (funny, because very similar to the French "dieu") with meanings: day, to shine, god, sun...
Derivated root: iov- and iou

Other words formed from the iov- root : goddess Juno (Jupiter's wife), god Janus...
From the die- root: goddess Diana (die), god Janus, and Greek Ζεύς (δῖος). Latin "deus", god, from the same root than "dies" (day).

In classical Latin, iuppiter replaced Old Latin Iovis as the god's name. In Old English known as "Iob".

Juppiter is a compound name from iovis + pater.
So etymologically, maybe the bright father (iovis, bright), or the father god (iovis god), "pater Iovis".

Jupater, in Umbrian and Diespiter, in Latin.

(Note: French name "Louis" is not related to Jupiter, it's a uppercase"I", "Iouis" not "Louis"; iovis = iouis.)

Jovis ales = (sacred) "bird of Jupiter" = eagle.


The OE strong masculine iob, iobes translates iuppiter in the Alfredian translation of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae, but more normally refers to the Old Testament character Job. In both meanings it's a late historical period loanword rather than a cognate or migration period loanword.


I gotta admit guys, thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me


Magnificō! (active first-person present of magnificāre: "I prize or esteem highly; I praise or glorify"!)


"Wise Jupiter hurls the thunderbolt." was marked as wrong. As Latin doesn't have 'a/an' or 'the', it could go either way.


Reported. The Latin team will get it into the system soon.


They appear to have done so, because "Wise Jupiter hurls the thunderbolt" was accepted for me.


Trust me, he has more than one thunderbolt. He actually has infinite amounts.


Thisccourse is not only sociopathic, but also is epic. We need some dark souls bosses' soundtracks for the expirience.


How can you hurl a thunderbolt?


Yeah, a lightning bolt is more logical.


Iuppiter ebrius fulmen contorquet


Ah, "..so my son, like wise Jupiter, Always remember to hurl a thunderbolt, its the secret of a happy and successful life.."


I've wrote 'Iupitter the wise hurls a thunderbolt'. How would this be written in Latin?


Sapiēns iuppiter fulmen contorquet


I miss a letter P out of Juppiter and the whole sentence is marked as incorrect. Very annoying and unfair


Fulmen contorquere non sapiente est!


I have been marked wrong more than once for putting 'sapiens' first.


My answer was rejected though it is exactly the same as the model answer (quite sure, i double-checked).

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