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Published February 03, 2011, 04:14 PM

Latin Motto for ND Endorsed by House

North Dakota's English state motto may soon have a Latin companion.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's English state motto may soon have a Latin companion.

The state House has endorsed "Serit ut alteri saeclo prosit" (SARE'-it ut AL'-tur-ee CY'-cloh PRO'-sit) as North Dakota's Latin motto.

In English, the motto means "One sows for the benefit of another age."

House members voted 75-19 on Thursday to approve the new motto. It now goes to the North Dakota Senate for further work.

Bismarck state Rep. Karen Karls says a group of Fargo high school Latin students pushed the idea.

North Dakota's English motto is, "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable."

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