Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 23, 2001
In Reply to: Latin translation posted by R. Berg on October 23, 2001
: : : If someone could translate into Latin:
: : : "Abandoned by God"
: : : "Evil deeds come from heart"
: : : "Hurt me today, die tomorrow"
: : : please! I'd really be grateful!
: : a deo delictus
: : mala ex pectore veniunt
: : si me noces hodie, cras mortuus esses
: Wait a minute. I'm no Latin scholar, but doesn't "pectore" mean chest? Heart is 'cardium" or something similar.
Yes, pectus pectoris is Latin for heart or breast.
"Cardium" is from the Greek "Kardia" and means heart, upper orifice of the stomach, the opening of the esophagus into the stomach or the part of the stomach adjoining this opening.
-cardium is usually used as a suffix as in pericardium or tachycardia and is used by the scientific community.
"Pectus" would be used by a poet or playwright to describe feelings emanating from the heart as in "She broke my pectorem".