Citation of Terentius

In the Dutch translation [entitled Dankzij de Ieren] of the book How the Irish saved civilization by Thomas Cahill (Doubleday, USA, 1995) I read an interesting citation by the Latin comedy writer Terentius (he lived from about 190 to about 160 B.C.); in English he is often named "Terence".
I had heard the expression before, of course, but I never knew what the exact, original formulation was. For that reason I give it here.

Latin citation:

 

Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto

 

Note: the citation is somethings given in slightly different wording (e.g. 'nihil' instead of 'nil'), but this is the version I use.


Translations

I would like to have the citation translated in as many languages as possible.
Here are  
56  translations:


Afrikaans

  Ek is 'n menslike wese, dus is geen menslike dinge vir my vreemd nie

Albanian

  Asgjë njerëzore s'është e huaj për mua përderisa jam njeri

Arabic
[Arabic]

Brazilian

  Sou um ser humano, portanto, nada que é humano me estranha

Bulgarian

 [Bulgarian]

Catalonian

  Sóc un ésser humà; això fa que rés humà em sigui aliè

Chinese
      simplified
      traditional

[Chinese, simplified]
 [Chinese, traditional]

Croatian

 [Croatian]

Czech

[Czech]

Danish

  Jeg er et menneske, så intet menneskeligt er mig fremmed

Dutch

  Ik ben een mens, dus niets menselijks is mij vreemd

English

  I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me

Esperanto

 [Esperanto]

Estonian

  Olen inimene, miski inimlik ei ole mulle võõras

Filipino

  Ako ay tao, kaya walang makatao na banyaga sa akin

Finnish

  Olen ihminen, eikä mikään inhimillinen ole minulle vierasta

French

  Je suis un homme, rien de ce qui est humain ne m'est étranger

Frisian

  Ikke ben ien minske, dus neat minskliks is me frjemd

Georgian

  [Georgian]
  (adamiani var da araferi adamianuri chemtvis uckho araa)

German

  Ich bin ein Mensch, also ist mir nichts Menschliches fremd

Gothic

  Manna ïm, þannu ni waiht mannisk mis framaþ ïst

Greek

 [Greek]
  (Ime anthropos kie tipota to anthropino then mu einai xeno)

Gronings

  Ik bin n minsk, dus niks minskleks is mie vrumd

Hebrew

[Hebrew]
  (Ben enosh anoxi; ein dvar enosh hazar li.)

Hindi

[Hindi]

Hungarian

  Ember vagyok, es semmi emberitol nem idegenkedem

Icelandic

  Ég er maður og ekkert mannlegt er mér óviðkomandi

Indonesian

  Aku adalah seorang manusia : segala sesuatu yang manusiawi tidaklah asing

Irish

  Is duine daoine mé féin, mar sin mé haon ionadh liom rud ar dith daona

Italian

  Sono un uomo, e nulla di ciò che è umano mi è estraneo

Japanese

  [Japanese]
  (Watashi wa ningen dearu. Ningen ni kakawaru koto
  nara nandemo jibun ni muen de aru to wa omowanai.
)

Korean

[Korean]
  (Nanun inkan iki taemune inkan e kwalyundoin il iramyon muet ikena
  nawa kwankyeka uptako saengkak haji ahnunda
)

Latvian

 [Latvian]

Lithuanian

 [Lithuanian]

Macedonian

 [Macedonian]

Maltese

  Bniedem jien u xejn ma nistmerr minn dak li huwa ta' bniedem

Nepali

 [Nepali]
  (maanchhe nai hu; tyasaile maanchhekai vishaymaa malaai kehi
  pani chij biraano laagdaina
)

Norwegian

  Jeg er menneske, intet menneskelig er meg fremmed

Papiamentu

  Mi ta un hende humano, pesei nada humano ta stranjo p'ami

Persian

 [Persian]

Polish

  Czlowiekiem jestem i nic co ludzkie nie jest mi obce

Portuguese

  Sou humano, e nada do que é humano me é alheio

Romani

  Dooleske ka me som komunis, na tsi komuneskaano naa frendo mange

Romanian

  Sunt om si nimic din ceea ce este omenesc nu-mi este strain

Russian

 [Russian]
  (Ja chelovek, i nichto chelovecheskoe mne ne chuzhdo)

Saami

 [Saami]

Scottish

  'S e duine a th'annam; cha chèin leam dad as daonna

Serbian

 [Serbian]

Slovak

 [Slovak]

Slovenian

 [Slovenian]

Spanish

  Hombre soy, nada humano me es ajeno

Swahili

  Mimi ni mtu, si kitu cha mtu ambacho ni kigeni mwangu

Swedish

  Jag är människa, intet mänskligt är mig främmande

Turkish

 [Turkish]

Ukrainian

 [Ukrainian]
  (Ia lyudyna, a tomu nishcho lyuds'ke meni ne chuzhe)

Vietnamese

 [Vietnamese]

 


 
===> list of where from or from whom I got the translations (with some notes per language).

 


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