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 Post subject: "Happy Birthday" in Latin
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:16 am 
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This 'About.com' page has some suggestions, but I don't know how to evaluate them.

I'd also like to know how to say, "May God grant you many years."


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 Post subject: Re: "Happy Birthday" in Latin
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:13 am 
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From book Latin for All Occasions by Henry Beard.

Tibi diem natalem felicem!

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 Post subject: Re: "Happy Birthday" in Latin
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For your second question, I'm going to take a common Italian toast and see if I can put it in Latin. It's just a guess...

Vos Deus tribuo centum annus!

God grant you 100 years!

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 Post subject: Re: "Happy Birthday" in Latin
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:41 am 
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AdAltareDei wrote:

I'd also like to know how to say, "May God grant you many years."
I think a standard "shorthand" method, used often for priestly ordination anniversaries, is
Ad multos
or
Ad multos annos


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 Post subject: Re: "Happy Birthday" in Latin
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:59 am 
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Edward Pothier wrote:
AdAltareDei wrote:

I'd also like to know how to say, "May God grant you many years."
I think a standard "shorthand" method, used often for priestly ordination anniversaries, is
Ad multos
or
Ad multos annos


Edward Pothier


in a monastery, a monk's feastday is announced at dinner (at the refectory) thus:

Pax! Cras recurrit dies onomastica reverendi patris Pauli. (the community responds: Deo gratias)

:)

similarly, in lay terms we could say:

Hodie recurrit dies natalis Gaii Jacobi Smith. :wink: Ad multos annos, vere!


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