Is it correct to say "Mens non sana in corpore non sano"?

  1. Esyan Chronicler profile image53
    Esyan Chroniclerposted 8 years ago

    Is it correct to say "Mens non sana in corpore non sano"?

    This is how I jokingly describe living with a combined mental and physical illness.  I suppose the English would be "A defective mind in a defective body", but can anyone give me the right way to say this in Latin?  Thank you.

  2. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    you could say "mens insana in corpore non sano"; "mens dementa in corpore non sano"; vesana and amenta are other possibilities.  I'm the opposite of the old adage, myself, being a "mens insana in corpore sano."

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Teresa . . . I think.  On the other hand, who the heck cares how one jokingly describes such a tragic thing? Is it a joke?

    According to you somewhat lengthy and self-indulgent  profile you are "real", but that is OK-- profiles are supposed to be that way.

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