Translate a motto to Latin please?
July 7, 2014 2:09 PM   Subscribe

If "art for art's sake" is "ars gratia artis", what would be the Latin translation of "fear for fear's sake"?
posted by Tom-B to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Try "timor gratia timoris," or "metus gratia meti."

And they said my Latin minor was worthless!
posted by schooley at 2:13 PM on July 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: schooley: metus is 4th declension, so that version is metus gratia metūs
posted by xueexueg at 2:16 PM on July 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

Ah, I was thinking it was second. Good catch! Lackluster advice on my part. :)
posted by schooley at 2:44 PM on July 7, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by Tom-B at 4:51 PM on July 7, 2014

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