Disputatio:Mons Clarus (Nova Caesarea)

E Vicipaedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Nomen[fontem recensere]

According to the English page (with sources cited) this name is really borrowed from French mont clair, and, sure enough, there is a view of the place from the top of a nearby forested hill. So our rules might allow us to translate the name, accepting "Mons Clarus". Any other views? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:33, 12 Novembris 2019 (UTC)

But no need for all this. I have found a biography in a recent thesis in Latin by a Kentucky student of Terence Tunberg. She had graduated at Montclair, or, as she puts it, "ornata Baccalaurea duplici Linguae Latinae et Studiorum Classicorum in universitate studiorum Montis Clari (vulgo Montclair), quae sita est in civitate Nova Caesarea". We have a source! I'll footnote it on the page. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:44, 12 Novembris 2019 (UTC)
Bene repperisti! But in general, my understanding is that without a source we don't allow such translations. Some more striking examples are in the geography section of this article: Oppidum Rupis (Clifton), Ager Florum (Bloomfield), ?Oranium Orientale (East Orange)... Lesgles (disputatio) 15:42, 13 Novembris 2019 (UTC)
Yes, it would have been a stretch ... as are those examples. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 22:07, 13 Novembris 2019 (UTC)