What is Molan Labe?


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Yohan
December 28, 2002, 06:13 PM
It's Latin, right? what does it mean?

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Schuey2002
December 28, 2002, 06:17 PM
"Come and get them!":)

Baba Louie
December 28, 2002, 06:18 PM
Greek

Some general told some other general to lay down your arms, surrender... you know the routine.

Reply was... Come and get them.

Or words to that effect.

A search will tell you who, where and when.

I don't recall the immediate facts.

Adios

hipower22
December 28, 2002, 06:24 PM
It's ancient Greek.

It is the answer king Leonidas gave to the Persians when they demanded the Spartans lay dowm their arms at the battle of Thermopylae about 400 BC.

Schuey2002
December 28, 2002, 06:28 PM
Here ya' go. :)

http://www.thefiringline.com/HCI/molon_labe.htm

P12
December 30, 2002, 12:00 PM
What would be the Latin translation?

faustulus
December 30, 2002, 05:51 PM
No one can seem to answer what the greek acutally translates to, but I think it says something to the effect of "they are here" Come and get them is the sentiment, and the better translation probably but I don't think it is the direct translation.

P12
December 30, 2002, 05:56 PM
To bad.:(

My sig has latin and greek. I would have liked to have it all the same language.

Oh well...... can't have everything.

Orion
December 30, 2002, 06:57 PM
Well, I took three years of Latin in school lat me dig out some old dusty books and take a swing at it...

It's probably not conjugated properly after 20 years away. but something like:

Lactatio capo Ferrumas Come take our swords

Best I can do on short notice with a high school latin text.

44Caliber
December 30, 2002, 08:35 PM
This forum is getting better and better day by day
44 Caliber:p

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