dulce bellum inexpertis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A quote from Pindar: Γλυκὺς ἀπείρῳ πόλεμος (Fragments 110,109), made famous by Erasmus as the title for his meditation on the subject of war.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdul.ke ˈbel.lum i.nekˈsper.tiːs/, [ˈd̪ʊɫ̪kɛ ˈbɛl̠ːʊ̃ˑ ɪnɛkˈs̠pɛrt̪iːs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈdul.t͡ʃe ˈbel.lum i.nekˈsper.tis/, [ˈd̪ul̠ʲt͡ʃɛ ˈbɛlːum inɛkˈspɛrt̪is]

Phrase[edit]

dulce bellum inexpertīs

  1. war is sweet to those who have never experienced it