Hi, I'm here. "Measurement" would be "mensura" in Latin, and it has several interesting implications. It can also mean "size" or "dignity". And "super mensuram" means "too much", referring to someone who overindulges. We usually translate it to German as "die Kräfte übersteigend", i.e. more than the natural forces allow. A friend of mine asked his doctor for an understandable diagnosis of his health state. The physician responded: "You eat and drink to much and you're lazy". Then he needed it in Latin, for his wife (who wasn't supposed to understand the diagnosis). I translated it literally: "Manducas et bibis supra mensuram et piger es"...
Hey Janet, I thought long and hard, about your question. and I think this is the best explanation I can give ya.....
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The Twenty Dollar Bill
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special- Don't EVER forget it." Count your blessings, not your problems.And remember: amateurs built the ark ... professionals built the Titanic.
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Well, Latin is an indo-european language, and as such uses the same system of morphology as all these languages, including English, German and Polish. Every word consists of „morphems“, which means the smallest entity bearing a meaning. In order to know what a certain latin word can mean, we need a good dictionary. After each possible meaning it gives the source, usually one of the poets. If Horatius, for example has used this expression in that way, it is permitted to both use and understand it that way. I think the earliest definition of „mensura“ means „space, distance“. Then some people introduced the meaning „examinating/recording the space or distance in figures“ or „a certain system of doing so.