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I need help coming up with a Latin or Greek phrase that I might name a store in a book after.

Asked by ChocolateReigns (5609 points ) September 28th, 2010

OK, well I’m writing a book. I’m trying to name this store in the book, and I’m stuck. In Language today, we were talking about Greek and Latin words that English uses as root words. This gave me an idea – What would a word of phrase be in Greek or Latin that means “child who loves the Lord” or something like that? Thanks all!

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josie's avatar

De gustibus non est disputandum
Latin
Matters of taste can not be disputed

Kraigmo's avatar

Annuit Domini (he who loves the Lord?) I think or Amicus Dei (friend of God), or a combo of the two

Nullo's avatar

Someone around here recently opened a restaurant and called it pi. Just the symbol. If they don’t serve pie there, I’ll eat my hat.

The Internet says, “Parvulus quisnam diligo Senior,” but since it’s an online translation and I’m pretty sure that there’s at least a Domine in there, I dunno.

Check with @DominicX; he’s studied Latin.

On a more critical note, that’s a bit long for a store name.

everephebe's avatar

Crescat scientia; vita excolatur! As knowledge grows, life is enriched.

everephebe's avatar

Also a great:
Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil -Cicero
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

ChocolateReigns's avatar

@Nullo Yeah, I was hoping there might be something that sums up the idea in a word or two.
Out of all these ideas, I really like @Kraigmo‘s suggestion of Amicus Dei.

anartist's avatar

Eidolon, Greek ειδωλον: meaning “image” —the image of the reader reflected in the books he/she reads.

crisw's avatar

There’s always Ex Libris!

truecomedian's avatar

“Ex Post Facto” is a favorite of mine. It’s a legal term meaning “after the fact”.

Blueroses's avatar

I was also going to suggest the simple Ex Libris
If it’s a business, you wouldn’t want it to be too obscure.

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