may the earth be light to you → sit tibi terra levis (STTL)

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sit tibi terra levis → may the earth be light to you

Commonly used on gravestones, often contracted as S.T.T.L., the same way as today's R.I.P.

Wikipedia—List of Latin phrases


Greek: ας είναι ελαφρύ το χώμα που σε σκεπάζει
Ancient Greek: κούφη σεῖο γαῖ' ὀστέα κεύθοι, κούφη σοι κόνις ἥδε πέλοι, κούφα σοι χθὼν ἐπάνωθε πέσοι
Spanish: que la tierra te sea ligera, que la tierra te sea leve
Russian: пусть земля тебе будет пухом
Italian: che la terra ti sia lieve
French: que la terre te soit légère
« Last Edit: 30 Jan, 2022, 18:12:37 by spiros »


 

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