Can Someone Please Translate This Latin Sentence?
August 4, 2015 5:27 PM   Subscribe

I urgently need this Latin sentence translated. Thank you!

I have an urgent need for this sentence to be translated, and would greatly appreciate someone's help. It is in Latin, however I believe that some of the words are spelled incorrectly, as I cannot find an accurate translation anywhere.

The sentence reads: "quin tu istanc orationem hinc veterem atque antiquam amoves?"

Thank you in advance for your help!
posted by Jangatroo to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Why don't you stop using that obsolete and ancient language of yours = Oh do stop using that obsolete ancient language !

I don't know much latin but came up with that, since you say it is urgent.
posted by Michele in California at 5:38 PM on August 4, 2015

It's from Plautus. One translation is "Why do you not give up these old and antiquated notions?"
posted by zadcat at 5:40 PM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Another translation: "Away now with such antiquated stuff!"
posted by zadcat at 5:41 PM on August 4, 2015

Thank you both so very much! I really appreciate it.
posted by Jangatroo at 5:43 PM on August 4, 2015

It doesn't seem to be misspelled. Here's a published version, via Google Books.

Full English translation here.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:44 PM on August 4, 2015

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