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Hi,
I found this phrase in a book and I was wondering if you could tell me what it means? "Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est"

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Hello,

the Latin maxim "Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est” means: ”Without sweat and toil no work has ever been accomplished”, just to mean that nothing can be achieved  without great efforts and hard work.

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Maria
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Note that:

-Absque (preposition which takes the ablative case) = without

-sudore  (ablative singular of SUDOR, 3rd declension) =sweat

-et = and

-labore (ablative singular of LABOR, 3rd.declension) = toil

-nullum (nominative neuter  of the adjective NULLUS agreeing with OPUS) = no

-opus (neuter noun, nominative case, 3rd.declension) = work

-perfectum est (passive voice, past tense  of PERFICIO) = has ever been accomplished

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