Ancient Languages/Wishes to a beloved for safe journey
My fiance has a degree in Classical languages. I am hoping to find a Latin expression for the wish of "safe travels" that implies some sort of intimacy between the well-wisher and the traveler (the phrase will be embroidered inside of a handsome travel bag).
To this end, I was wondering if you could help me translate the following phrase into Latin: "Safe travels, my love."
Could this be a correct translation? "Bene ambula et redambula, mi amor."
Additionally, are there any other Latin phrases (or even short prayers or quotes) that might convey a similar sentiment? The "bene ambula" phrase seems a little plain to my ears. What Latin phrases would you recommend to bid a loved one safe and prosperous journeys?
Thank you in advance for your help!
“Safe travels, my love" can be translated as follows:
-"Bene ambula et redambula, ocelle mi!" (A happy walk there to you, and a happy walk back, my little eye/my darling/my love), “where both “Bene ambula et redambula” and “ocelle mi” are quotes from Plautus (See below)
-"Bene ambula et redambula, mel meum!" (A happy walk there to you, and a happy walk back, my honey), where both “Bene ambula et redambula” and “mel meum” are quotes from Plautus (See below).
-“Vade feliciter, mea vita!” (Go happily, my life/my love), where “Vade feliciter” is a quotation from Seneca, while “mea vita” is from Cicero (See below)
So, you may choose the translation you like best.
Have a nice day,
-“Bene ambula et redambula” is from Plautus, Captivi, Act 4, Scene 2, line 121;
-“ocelle mi” and “mel meum” are from Plautus, Trinummus (The Three Pieces of Money), Act 2, Scene 1, lines 26-27
-“Vade feliciter” is from Seneca, Naturales Quaestiones, book 6, chapter 32, section 6
-”mea vita” is from Cicero, Ad Familiares, 14,4