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What is the meaning of "Nemo repente fuit turpissimus"?

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athenabs13ohe answers:

here you go..

Nemo repente fuit turpissimus - No one ever became thoroughly bad in one step. (Juvenal)

http://www.yuni.com/library/latin_4.html


Supplement from 08/01/2007 06:33pm:

here is more to help you.

Definition of: nemo fuit repente turpissimus
nemo fuit repente turpissimus: Not man becomes to villain all at ounces.
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nemo fuit repente turpissimus
No man becomes a villain all at once.
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xoloriib answers:

No-one ever reached the depths of wickedness all at once.


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Cipher123 answers:

What it LITERALLY means is "Suddenly, nobody was very disgraceful". It doesn't make much sense. Have you got it mixed up with "Nemo me impune lacessit", which means "Nobody messes with me and gets away with it!".


Supplement from 08/01/2007 06:27pm:

That's not from some faulty internet translator, it's first-hand from an expert at Latin in the same room as me. All verified in a Latin dictionary as well.


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