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04-16-2004, 01:43 PM
The MIT motto is mens et manus - "mind and hand". A student group that I work with wants to use a modified motto, "mind and foot," for some of their advertising. I believe that this would be mens et pedis, but could someone check if I have the case of pedis correct?
04-16-2004, 01:48 PM
pedis is the genitive singular. You want mens et pes.
04-16-2004, 02:07 PM
Hm - for some reason, that looks less appealing. What's the plural (mind and feet)?
04-16-2004, 04:48 PM
Hm - for some reason, that looks less appealing. What's the plural (mind and feet)?Unless it's irregular (which I doubt), that would be "mens et pedes".
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