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What does 'Quod you nutrit you destruit' mean?

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2009-04-25 16:42:20

The phrase 'Quod you nutrit you destruit' mixes three Latin

words with the second person pronoun 'you' of English. Two out of

the three Latin words are incorrectly phrased. The correct sentence

is the following: Quod nutris destruis. The

word-by-word translation is the following: 'quod' means 'what';

'nutris' means '[you] nurture'; and 'destruis' means '[you]

destroy'. And so the saying goes as follows: Whatever you

nourish, you destroy.

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