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I have been trying to teach myself Latin recently, and have been stuck on this for a while - I need to translate 'boy warrior' or 'young warrior' - any suggestions? I was thinking iuvenis bellator?

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Hello,

both “boy warrior” and “young warrior” translate as follows:

1)“iuvenis bellator” as well as  “iuvenis proeliator”, where both “bellator” and “proeliator” mean “warrior” as a fighter, i.e. someone capable of fighting, generally speaking.

2)”iuvenis miles” where “miles” is a soldier by profession.

Please note that the adjective “iuvenis” (3rd.declension) as well the nouns “bellator” (3rd declension), “proeliator” (3rd declension) and “miles” (3rd declension) are in the nominative case.

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Maria

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