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#52644 - 01/13/02 10:06 PM Latin motto
doc_comfort Offline
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The student representative body at my medical school (of which I have to admit to being overly involved) is currently undergoing a transition period of sorts. The committee has decided we need a motto, and a Latin one at that. The job description is something short, sharp and shiny which encapsulates ideals of tradition, community/fellowship, and something quasi-medical such as caring. My preference was for a short sentence, but the majority of the committee prefers three words which cover, however tenuously, the sort of ideals mentioned above.

So, any ideas? Something original would be best, and I don't mind whether it takes the form of individual words or a phrase. Just out of interest, the University motto (or whatever the proper term) is sub cruce lumen, and I'll offer bonus points if you can link that in as well.


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#52645 - 01/14/02 03:09 PM Re: Latin motto
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Dear doc comfort: I don't know enough Latin, but how about adding to the University motto the Latin for "Under the Light, Healing"?


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#52646 - 01/14/02 03:22 PM Re: Latin motto
Sparteye Offline
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... and something about golf




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#52647 - 01/14/02 08:07 PM Re: Latin motto
consuelo Offline
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But is it really golf? or could it be a rabbit or a beetle?


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#52648 - 01/15/02 05:43 AM Re: Latin motto
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Under the Light, Healing

Which would come out something like, sub lumine, sanare.


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#52649 - 01/15/02 12:39 PM Re: Latin motto
wwh Offline
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Sub lumine crucis sanare (Thanks, Faldage)


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#52650 - 01/15/02 12:43 PM Re: Latin motto
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sub lumine crucis sanare

would be "under the light of the cross, healing".


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#52651 - 01/15/02 12:55 PM Re: Latin motto
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Dear Faldage: Since doc comfort would prefer a three word motto, would simply
"Lumine crucis sanare" be acceptable?

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#52652 - 01/15/02 01:29 PM Re: Latin motto
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lumine crucis sanare

Sounds like we're treading on the territory of the ablative of means giving us, "healing by (means of) the light of the cross". Makes it sound like we're geting into Christian Science or Seventh Day Adventist.


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#52653 - 01/15/02 02:15 PM .
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