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sandy

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friendship is essential to the soul
« on: 14 Nov, 2007, 09:58:32 »
first sorry if i posted this on the wrong place.

Need a little help on this... what is the best translation of this phrase?... "friendship is essential to the soul" .... i can translate it but maybe i will  not put the right words


Thank you .
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anastasie

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« Reply #1 on: 14 Nov, 2007, 23:42:22 »
Maybe the simplest translation would be:

... η φιλία είναι σημαντική για την ψυχή...

but again it depends on the rest of the sentence...

banned8

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« Reply #2 on: 15 Nov, 2007, 00:25:53 »
Perhaps a bit stronger:

Η φιλία είναι απαραίτητη για την ψυχή.

More poetically:
Η φιλία είναι το οξυγόνο της ψυχής. (Friendship is oxygen to the soul.)


sandy

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« Reply #3 on: 15 Nov, 2007, 01:02:11 »
that is what i thought it means

well someone actually asked me about this, he didn't explain well what he wanted he wants  to know the meaning Friendship is Essential to the Soul
that comes from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity that come from the initials of the Greek phrase meaning "Friendship is Essential to the Soul ......  ΩΨΦ

so is the meaning is the same ? Η φιλία είναι απαραίτητη για την ψυχή.?
i saw somewhere that someone said Ω μεγάλη τή ψυχή φιλία 

BTW thanks for the replies ..

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« Reply #4 on: 15 Nov, 2007, 01:18:39 »
Oh that story. I hadn't seen this post: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/46241

But the Fraternity claim that it comes from the ancient Greek

Ὠφέλημα Ψυχῇ Φιλία

though they seem to misspell the dative of the second word. Word for word: Profitable to the soul [is] frienship.

Their version here: http://www.texascollege.edu/pdf/Omega%20Psi%20Phi%20Application.pdf

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« Reply #5 on: 15 Nov, 2007, 02:17:39 »
thank you  for the answer :)