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natio, nationis ­ nation
Galli, Gallorum ­ Gauls
natio omnis Gallorum est
magnopere - extremely magnopere dedita religionibus,
deditus, a , um ­ devoted
religio, religionis ­ religious atque ob eam causam ei, qui
observance, superstition
ob+ acc ­ because of, on
sunt affecti gravioribus morbis
account of quique in proeliis periculisque
ei, qui ­ those who
gravis, e ­ serious versantur,
morbus, morbi - disease
gravioribus morbis ­ notice the
comparative adjective
proelium, ii ­ battle
periculum, ii ­ danger
versor, versari, versatus sum ­
I am engaged in, I am This sentence carries on .....
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aut... aut ­ either .... or aut pro victimis homines
pro + abl = as
victima, as ­ (sacrificial) immolant aut se immolaturos
victim
immolo ­ I sacrifice
esse vovent administrisque ad ea
vovo ­ I vow sacrificia Druidibus utuntur,
administer, administri -
assistant
sacrificium, ii ­ sacrifice
Druides, Druidum - Druids
utor, uti, usus sum + abl ­ I
use, employ
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quod ­ because
nisi + subjunctive ­ unless
quod, nisi pro vita hominis
pro + ablative - for reddatur hominis vita, non
vita, ae ­ life
reddo, reddere ­ I give back posse deorum immortalium
deus, dei ­ god
immortalis, e - immortal
numen placari arbitrantur:
numen, numinis ­ divine publiceque eiusdem generis
power, will of the gods
placo, placare ­ I appease, habent instituta sacrificia.
placate
arbitror, arbitrari, arbitratus
sum ­ I think
idem, eadem, idem
genus, generis ­ kind, type
instituo ­ I establish
publice ­ in the
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The whole nxxxxx of the Gauls is
extremely dxxxxxx to natio omnis Gallorum est magnopere
superstition; and on this dedita religionibus, atque ob eam
account those people, who are
affected with quite serious causam ei, qui sunt affecti gravioribus
dxxxxxxx, and who are engaged morbis quique in proeliis periculisque
in bxxxxxx and dxxxxxx,
versantur, aut pro victimis homines
either sacrifice men as vxxxxxx
or vow that they will sacrifice immolant aut se immolaturos esse
[them], and they employ the vovent administrisque ad ea sacrificia
Druids as the assistants for these
sxxxxxxxxx because they think Druidibus utuntur, quod, nisi pro vita
that, unless the life of a man is hominis reddatur hominis vita, non
given back for the life of a man,
the power of the ixxxxxxx gxxx
posse deorum immortalium numen
cannot be appeased: and they placari arbitrantur: publiceque
have sacrifices of that kind eiusdem generis habent instituta
established publicly/in the name
of the state. sacrificia.…read more

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The whole nation of the Gauls is
extremely devoted to natio omnis Gallorum est magnopere
superstition; and on this dedita religionibus, atque ob eam
account those people, who are
affected with quite serious causam ei, qui sunt affecti gravioribus
diseases, and who are engaged morbis quique in proeliis periculisque
in battles and dangers,
versantur, aut pro victimis homines
(i.e. dangerous battles)
either sacrifice men as victims or
immolant aut se immolaturos esse
vow that they will sacrifice vovent administrisque ad ea sacrificia
[them], and they employ the
Druids as the assistants for these
Druidibus utuntur, quod, nisi pro vita
sacrifices because they think hominis reddatur hominis vita, non
that, unless the life of a man is posse deorum immortalium numen
given back for the life of a man,
the power of the immortal gods placari arbitrantur: publiceque
cannot be appeased: and they eiusdem generis habent instituta
have sacrifices of that kind
established publicly/in the name sacrificia.
of the state.…read more

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