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What is Molan Labe?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yohan, Dec 28, 2002.

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  1. Yohan

    Yohan Member

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    It's Latin, right? what does it mean?
     
  2. Schuey2002

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    "Come and get them!":)
     
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    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
     
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    Molon Labe

    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.
     
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    What would be the Latin translation?
     
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    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.
     
  8. P12

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    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.
     
  9. Orion

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    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.
     
  10. 44Caliber

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    Molan Labe

    This forum is getting better and better day by day
    44 Caliber:p
     
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