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    A Latin query

    Hi, I have a partial phrase stuck in my head and I was wondering if someone might help me translate it into english. I cannot speak or write Latin, apart from the odd quote, so I will attempt to write this phrase out as it sounds to me. Please pardon my grammar. Thanks.

    Somnium timores, Desidierium praeteretum .. (the rest is really vague, some of it sounds like .. Miaestia echanterae, but its very very hard to make out)

    This just came into my head about a half hour ago, now its just buggin' me . Many thanks for any help.
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    Well I tried, and I found absolutely nothing for you.
    I did gather a link for ya, and also if you google 'Latin to English Translator', quite a few other downloadable translators pop-up too. But this one is online, hope you find something, if not don't stop here it didn't even have 'Excelsior' (poem name.)

    http://www.freedict.com/onldict/lat.html

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    Somnium timores, Desidierium praeteretum .. (the rest is really vague, some of it sounds like .. Miaestia echanterae, but its very very hard to make out)
    Well I searched for the meanings of each word and got this:
    Somnium: Dream
    timores: terror

    Maybe meaning "Nightmares" ?

    Desidierium: Desire ...I think
    praeteretum: ??
    Miaestia: ??
    echanterae: Enchantmet, enchanter...enchant?

    Those are my guesses, Somnium and timores I am pretty sure about, the rest is a educated guess.

    You just began to think of this? Or it was from a song, poem, etc?
    If it were a song than perhaps you could look look up the lyrics.
    Same with a poem.

    here are some other Latin-English dictionaries:

    http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Latin/
    http://www.nd.edu/~archives/latgramm.htm

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