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    hello,
    if anyone could help - i am looking for the translation of "only god" in latin.
    thanks so much.

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    Default Re: english to latin translation of "only god"

    Though I believe the topic must be opened in the "Other Languages" section,

    if you mean the unity, uniqueness of the god by saying "only god" it is, as far as I know, deus singulus,

    If you want to use the only in that wat "only god can do this";

    as far as I know it is;tantum deus

    But not sure..

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    Default Re: english to latin translation of "only god"

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    hello,
    if anyone could help - i am looking for the translation of "only god" in latin.
    thanks so much.
    It would be some combination of de+<appropriate ending> and sol+<appropriate ending> : deus solus, deum solum, dei soli or deo solo (depending on what the phrase is doing in the sentence). There are other adjectives than solus (e.g. unicus) that might be appropriate. And the word order is flexible (so that, for example, both deo solo and solo deo are acceptable - though one order or the other may be more appropriate in any given context.

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    Default Re: english to latin translation of "only god"

    Depending both on the context and the period of Latin you are stuck with it could be
    a) deus ipse
    b) deus solus
    deus solus nominative
    dei solius genitive due to the special declension of indefinite pronouns
    deo soli dative
    deum solum accusative
    deo solo ablative (meaning: through God alone,etc.)
    c) deus unus
    d) non nisi deus
    hope this helps.

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    Default Re: english to latin translation of "only god"

    there are lots of ways you could use this phrase. be more specific. what is the whole sentence?

    i'd try 'sola deus'

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    Default Re: english to latin translation of "only god"

    Sola? - beascarpetta gave a more reliable answer. But you're right to ask for more context. One can't just pluck two words out of their context and ask 'how can I translate them?'

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