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The English equivalent of the Latin sentence 'Vobis erat timor nostri sed multi nostrum vos timebant' is the following: Was your fear of us or was it fear of our many troops? The word-by-word translation is as follows: 'vobis' means 'to you'; 'erat' means '[it] was'; 'timor' means 'fear'; 'nostri' means 'our'; 'sed' means 'but'; 'multi' means 'many'; 'nostrum' means 'our'; 'vos' means 'you'; and 'timebant' means '[they] dreaded, feared, or were afraid'. In other words, the speaker or writer asks whether his peers were feared for themselves or for their numbers.

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