"Minerva wages war."

Translation:Minerva bellum gerit.

September 5, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maja290403

I still don't understand the translation gero-to wage (English is not my first language)

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moopish

I suspect bellum gerere is idiomatic.

Like literally would be "to carry (on) war". Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gero#Latin

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karasu4

Yes. Note that 'gerere' can also mean to wear, hold, or sustain.

Bellum gerere appears very frequently in literature. This is an activity the Romans enjoyed very much.

September 5, 2019
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