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The Infamous Balcoin medallion Spell what it translates to.

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    transgenicfilth

    [1]Feb 22, 2012
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    So I don't know if any of you fellow TSC fans are interested but i translated the spell used for the medallion. I don't know if this has already been done. But this is my version of it.


    The Spell he said was : "Ignis dissipare et vallum"


    Ignis: Fire


    Dissipare: to disappear/to scatter themselves


    et: both/and


    vallum: palisade, entrenchment, rampart.


    Now before you stone me to death this is what the words mean: pallisade:fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.


    2.


    any of a number of pales or stakes pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.


    entrenchment:an earth breastwork or ditch for protection against enemy fire, fortification


    rampart:a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.


    b.


    such an elevation together with the parapet.


    2.


    anything serving as a bulwark or defense



    So basically the spell would be worded loosely like this: "fire disappear and scatter to defend"


    That's how i see it



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    EmmaBernabei

    [2]Mar 17, 2012
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    It literally translates "the fire destroys even a wall" which means that fire can destroy every obstacle, even walls.


    In latin "et" not only means "and" when used as a conjunction, but it also means "even" when used as an adverb like in this case. Hope it helped !

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    goleghasedak

    [3]Apr 27, 2012
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    EmmaBernabei wrote:

    It literally translates "the fire destroys even a wall" which means that fire can destroy every obstacle, even walls.


    In latin "et" not only means "and" when used as a conjunction, but it also means "even" when used as an adverb like in this case. Hope it helped !



    it should be interesting that you can understand the Latin words. supernatural, the vampire diaries, the secret circle and lots of other shows have spells in Latin and I was always curious what they mean!
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