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    okay so I really need help on this translation...........mainly because it will be part of a tattoo and i would feel an idiot if it was wrong.

    So im getting this tattoo.....

    however about it i would like the phrase...... "in this sign you will conqure"

    ive got two variations of it though.

    σε αυτό το ζώδιο σας θα κατακτήσει – in this sign you will conquer - when typed english first into google translate.

    εν τούτῳ νίκα – in the meantime conquer - this is from wiki.... and what it translate to on google?

    anybody know which is right??
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    http://khanya.files.wordpress.com/20...ic_xc_nika.jpg maybe you are looking for this.
    http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/icons/clip/icxc.gif

    ΧΡ is also correct.

    The early Christian symbol consists of a monogram composed of the Greek letters chi (X) and rho (P), the first two letters in the name Christ (Greek: Χριστός).


    "σε αυτό το ζώδιο σας θα κατακτήσει" in this 'starsign' will conquer you ". not sure that is what you meant to say, it is wrong.

    " Ἐν τούτῳ νίκα. " - means In this sign you will conquer, which is correct. with the distiction being on 'νί'.
    this one is ancient greek.

    "Ιησούς Χριστός Nικά." - sounds what you are looking for. also correct. with the distiction being on ά.


    tattoos are a sin anw. the body is a living temple and should be respected , even though it is a religous tattoo.
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    εν τούτω νικα
    was the motto of Constantine I who saw a vision of the Chi Rho rebus... the Latin version is In Hoc Signo Vinces... In this sign you will conquer
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    hey! Since we are on the topic of Greek translations... I'd be eternally grateful if someone would be able to translate "Although they are only breath, words which I command are immortal" into Greek for me? Although I would prefer Ancient Greek to modern Greek...



    Thank you in advance.

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