The Name of the Rose

by Umberto Eco

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What is the English translation of "Stat rosa pristina, nomine, nomina nuda tenemus" from The Name of the Rose?

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The English translation of "Stat rosa pristina, nomine, nomina nuda tenemus" is "The ancient rose remains by its name, naked names are all that we have."

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The exact translation from Latin would be, "The ancient rose remains by its name, naked names are all that we have."

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