NewsWars | Dec 2, 2020 | 0
“It Is Sort of a Monty Python-Latin”
Mining company Adani has changed its name to a Latin word [“Bravus”] that means “crooked”, “deformed”, “mercenary or assassin”, after mistakenly thinking that it meant “brave”….
Dr Christopher Bishop, from the Australian National University’s centre of classical studies, said “bravus” did not mean “brave” in either classical or medieval Latin….
“It is sort of a Monty Python-Latin,” he told Guardian Australia. “It is that classic joke where you chuck an ‘-us’ on to the end of anything and call it Latin.”
Bishop said the closest relative to “bravus” was the medieval Latin word “bravo” – a noun meaning a “mercenary”, “assassin” or “sword for hire”.
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