I would be most grateful if you could translate the following into latin please : out of darkness cometh light.
May I thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
“Out of Darkness cometh light", the motto which appears on the Coat of Arms of the City Council of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, England, translates as “Ex tenebris lux”, where “ex tenebris ” corresponds to “out of darkness” and “lux” matches “light”, while the translation of the verb “cometh” is omitted in Latin, because it is implied in the preposition “ex”.
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-EX (preposition which takes the ablative case)= out of
-TENEBRIS (ablative of the plural noun TENEBRAE, 1st.declension) = darkness
-LUX (nominative, 3rd.declension) = light.
As I've said, the verb “cometh”,which would be "venit" in Latin, is omitted because it is implied in the preposition “ex”.
Latin in fact usually omits a verb, if it is easy to understand.