Monday, August 16, 2010

How do you say ';Trust the old men'; in Latin?

I know ';senex'; means ';old man,'; and ';experto crede'; means, ';trust the expert.';

But I'm not 100% sure on how to say ';trust the old men,'; in Latin. Does anybody know?How do you say ';Trust the old men'; in Latin?
credite patribus

credo means 'trust' when you are talking to only one person, if you are talking to several people you need credite.

senex means 'old man' in the sense of a man who is physically decrepit with age. A 'senior' (a man between 40 and 65, with experience but still possessed of his faculties) would be a pater (literally a 'father').


(credite senes means 'old men, please believe me')How do you say ';Trust the old men'; in Latin?
Thank you for realizing that online translators cannot translate Latin. I disagree that pater is a better word than senex in this context, especially since senex is the root from which the word 'senator' comes. But he is right in saying that credite senes is incorrect, since credo takes an object in the dative case. I would say:

crede senibus, if I were speaking to one person,

or: credite senibus, if I were speaking to two.
Do not use any translators except to get unconjugated vocabulary. ';Credite Senes'; - the imperative of Credo and the plural of Senex. There you go! And the other guy is wrong Patribus means to/with/by/with the fathers.
Mike H. is right, but so, I think, is Synopsis. Latin is full of references to ';patres'; rather in the sense of ';elders'; or ';founding fathers.';
look up translator in google... its not hard

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