porta itineri longissima

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Varro; literally, "the gate to the journey [is the] furthest".

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpor.ta iˈti.ne.riː lonˈɡis.si.ma/, [ˈpɔrt̪ä ɪˈt̪ɪnɛɾiː ɫ̪ɔŋˈɡɪs̠ːɪmä]
  • (Vulgar) IPA(key): /ˈpor.ta iˈti.ne.ri lonˈɡis.si.ma/, [ˈpɔrta ɪˈtɪneɾi loŋˈɡɪsːɪma]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpor.ta iˈti.ne.ri lonˈd͡ʒis.si.ma/, [ˈpɔrt̪ɑ iˈt̪iːnɛɾi lɔn̠ʲˈd͡ʒisːimɑ]

PhraseEdit

porta itinerī longissima

  1. (of journeys) the first step is always the hardest