Guys, help me out. I need the word ‘strong’ translated for a tattoo. Google Translate says ‘strong=fortis’ is this correct? *possibly strong=forctis?
fortis is a Latin adjective meaning strongLastly, I am mostly worried that forctis is an adjective and fortis is an adverb? Maybe? Idk
It's primarily the inflection (though that doesn't explain forctis). The Google programmers obviously couldn't be bothered to make allowance for it. Put more than three words together into Google Translate, and out comes...Latin gobbledygook.(but, yeah, Google Translate is a special level of a language failure)
So...either validus et sanus, or simply sanus, right?I’m thinking, ‘strong mind, strong body’ will be on my tattoo. I might not use a complete phrase though.
You're the first on here, though...although Bitmap once referred to me as his "helvetic" friend, which made me feel a bit like something I would like to eat with crackers! Luckily for me, "Zwingli" conforms phonologically with the many English surnames ending in "-ly" and "-ley" (the first as an adverbial suffix and the second as a locative suffix from Anglo-Saxon "leigh"/"a field/clearing/pasture").I bet I'm not the first one to enquire...
I don't want to stray too far off-topic, lest Pacifica lay the ruler across our knuckles, but I agree wholeheartedly with Einstein (thanks, I never read that quotation, can you reference it for me?) To me, that is the difference between an "atheist" (one who believes that the two assertions: "there is a God who lives in heaven" and "there is no god" are equally presumptuous), and an "antitheist" (one who believes the assertions "there is no god" and "there are no such things as gods" are reasonable and obvious, and who considers any concession to theism worthy of the most scathing ridicule). My own opinion is of the former type; for myself, the existence of any god remains an "unproven possibility". I can live happily with that position, will conduct myself accordingly, and will continue to wait for evidence...but I would certainly not be so arrogant as to claim positively that "there is no such thing as god", which assertion seems to myself as (normally) unprovable a statement as "there is a God in heaven". To me, the term "agnostic" represents a bit of a cop-out for someone who is loath, for whatever reasons might be, to call himself "atheist". We can and should "know" enough to come to a reasonable opinion about these things, and the "agnostic" seems to be someone who is afraid to take a well defined position and instead wants to shrug his shoulders and say "I know nothing about all of that".On a good day I am an atheist with all that that entails - on a bad day I keep thinking, hmm, maybe I should be an agnostic.
. . . When asked for more precise responses in 1954, Einstein replied: "About God, I cannot accept any concept based on the authority of the Church. [...] As long as I can remember, I have resented mass indoctrination. I do not believe in the fear of life, in the fear of death, in blind faith. I cannot prove to you that there is no personal God, but if I were to speak of him, I would be a liar. I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking but by immutable laws." . . . Like Spinoza, Einstein was a strict determinist who believed that human behavior was completely determined by causal laws. For that reason, he refused the chance aspect of quantum theory, famously telling Niels Bohr: "God does not play dice with the universe." In letters sent to physicist Max Born, Einstein revealed his belief in causal relationships:
You believe in a God who plays dice, and I in complete law and order in a world which objectively exists, and which I in a wildly speculative way, am trying to capture. I firmly believe, but I hope that someone will discover a more realistic way, or rather a more tangible basis than it has been my lot to find. Even the great initial success of the quantum theory does not make me believe in the fundamental dice game, although I am well aware that some of our younger colleagues interpret this as a consequence of senility.