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    Question There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Hello all,

    What does this mean? "
    There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt"

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    Hello all,

    What does this mean? "
    There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt"

    Thank you.

    Sinem
    Without a context, it means what it says - it's futile to look for solutions to thunderbolts (or something similar).
    Within a context, it might take on some more useful meaning. It's not an English idiom.

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    It's from the Latin "Remedium frustra est contra fulmen quaerere"

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's from the Latin "Remedium frustra est contra fulmen quaerere"
    Ah, so that's what it means! It's all clear now.

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Ah, so that's what it means! It's all clear now.
    So :) ? What does it mean, I don't know Latin? How can I translate this for a turkish book?

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    So :) ? What does it mean, I don't know Latin? How can I translate this for a turkish book?
    What is the context?

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    It is just written on a sign in front of a home and is a family motto. No more clear content about this sentence.

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    So :) ? What does it mean, I don't know Latin? How can I translate this for a turkish book?
    Have a look at post #2 again. I would suggest that you translate it literally into Turkish and see what people make of it.

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Ok, thank you very much :)

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    Re: There's no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    So :) ? What does it mean, I don't know Latin? How can I translate this for a turkish book?
    I'd assume that it's a message of fatalism, or impotence in the face of the gods. If Jupiter decides to throw a thunderbolt, there's not much you can do about it. As a motto, it would seem to mean that we should accept those things which we cannot change.

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