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How do you pronounce molon labe?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by winstonsmith, Jun 30, 2003.

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  1. winstonsmith

    winstonsmith Well-Known Member

    I always thought it was Moh-lohn Lah-bay. However, it just occured to me that it could be Moh-lohn Layb. Please advice.

    Please try not to laugh that hard at me though.

    :uhoh: :(
  2. wingnutx

    wingnutx Well-Known Member

    ha ha, you don't speak ancient greek!

    I think It's Mo-lohn Law-vay.

    Somebody will probably correct me on this.
  3. Zackmeister

    Zackmeister Well-Known Member

    heywingnutz, whats with your signature line? How does carrying a handguntake away your right to defend your honor?
  4. winstonsmith

    winstonsmith Well-Known Member

    I think he means that you can't beat up common thugs if they piss you off cause you own a gun, and that's irresponsible behaviour. If you demostrate that behavior and your a gun owner you make gun owners look bad.
  5. Malone LaVeigh

    Malone LaVeigh Well-Known Member

  6. winstonsmith

    winstonsmith Well-Known Member

    Receiving you 5 by 5, Malone.

  7. only1asterisk

    only1asterisk member

    Does anyone know the proper Greek spelling?
  8. RTFM

    RTFM member


    Follow the link.

    And wingnutx the link phonetically spells it, mo-lone lah-veh.
    But I don't know my self. Just figured I'd jump in and be the one to prove your prediction right. HAHA

  9. Kelly J

    Kelly J Well-Known Member

    Molon Labe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Molon labe
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The words "MOLON LABE" (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) in Greek as they are inscribed on the marble of the modern era monument at Thermopylae.
    The Greek phrase Molōn labe! (Μολὼν λαβέ; approximate Classical Greek pronunciation [molɔ̀ːn labé], Modern Greek [moˈlon laˈve]), meaning "Come and take them" is a classical expression of defiance reportedly by King Leonidas in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It corresponds roughly to the modern equivalent English phrase "over my dead body", "bring it on" or, most closely, "come and get it". It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.
  10. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Malone, I want to see somebody change their name legally to that!
  11. luigi

    luigi Well-Known Member

    G:Dt H:fire:T
  12. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Well over seven years old. Pronunciation hasn't changed that much since 2003.
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