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Salve, Latin speakers! I'm looking for a translation to mean Many Worlds or Multiple Planets in Latin, and am getting conflicting results from online translators (and I don't really understand the distinctions).

I've gotten plures mundos, multiple planetarum, with tellures and orbis as additional nouns. Anybody have any guidance? Extra points if it doesn't acronym down to something naughty. 
#1 - September 04, 2015, 06:49 PM
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Do you mean multiple worlds like here and Narnia? Or like here and Jupiter?

Do you want nominative case?

(These are the questions from the medieval Latin expert I live with.) Mundi multi might work.
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Well, there's Orbes Multi or Mundi Multi or Planetae Multae or Multae stellae errantes.  Looking in my Latin dictionaries, orbis feels the closest to what you're trying to get at (I think) so Orbes Multi might be the best translation.

I assumed nominative case...
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Yes, definitely nominative. It's just being inserted into an English text.

I mean it as many worlds, as in duplicate planets.

I thought orbes would be best, too--but I don't know what I'm talking about.
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Katie, I am waiting for my Osso book but until then I know only churchy-Latin. ...intoning in saecula seculorum. Amen. Grin. I'm no help.

I wish they taught Latin in school. I'd be all over my kids' books then.
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I like Marissa's Mundi Multi. Orbis does mean circle or orb, but you kinda need orbis terrarum (orb of land) to mean the earth as a planet. Mundus, (plural mundi) refers more to planets and the universe. Tellus has a very earthy feel to it.

V brings up a good point. I am speaking from a classical Latin point of view. Church Latin can be a whole different thing, especially where pronunciations are concerned. Multiple planetarium sounds like Latinized English to me. Planetarium sounds fairly modern and planetarium is sporting a singular ending. Also, as far as I know, Latin doesn't have a -ple ending. It is a highly inflected language and the endings are fairly predictable. Of course, there are exceptions. It's been a long time since high school.
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Thank you all! What an erudite bunch.  :thankyou

I think mundi multi sounds good, too. Is the final /i/ pronounced like a long /i/ or like a long /e/?

And Pons, I stuck "multiple" into the translator as the English, and the Latin came up as "multiple." Quite possibly it's wrong--I've no idea--but I felt like an idiot!   :embarrassed3
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In classical Latin the final "i" is pronounced like a long "e" - (multee mundee)

Katie, you are Brilliant. Never, never an idiot. Don't make me shake my finger at you - like someone else we know.
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Thanks for the help, Pons!  :bunnyshake
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