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Subject:idiom for "make money"
Time:11:42 pm
Hey there,
I was wondering if there was a Latin idiom for "make money." I want an active way of saying it, instead of something like "get paid," if that makes sense. It doesn't translate very well literally so any help would be much appreciated!

Would it simply be "facere pecuniam" = to make money?
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vurumai
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Time:2011-08-22 03:57 am (UTC)
Faco, -ere is literally to make as in to create. You want something that means accumulate or gather to
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carmeneterror
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Time:2011-08-22 04:35 am (UTC)
yeah i figured that too but then I saw that apparently Cicero has used the phrase before to mean "accumulate property." I googled it and there were a few references to this.
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filialucis
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Time:2011-08-22 08:09 am (UTC)
How about:

pecuniam emerere/emereri: to make (earn) money.

quaestum facere: to earn a living

BTW pecuniam facere is apparently attested in Cicero, Div. 1,49, but I don't have time to double-check the reference.
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miram
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Time:2011-08-22 09:42 am (UTC)
I would perhaps also consider these:

quaero 5)
a) (nummos manu C; denique sit finis quaerendi H)
rei quaerendae operam dare Pl
nulla utilitate quaesīta C
b) imperium flagitio quaesitum T
ante quaesītis uti H

quaeritare, 1 (victum aliqua re);
quaerere, o, sivi, situm (nummos manu);
acquirere, o, sivi, situm (pecuniam);
facere, io, feci, factum (lucrum; assem);
merзre [e]o, ui, itum; meritare, 1;
+ facultas acquirendi (opes);

acquirere [o, sivi, situm] (pecuniam);
facere [io, feci, factum] (maximam pecuniam);
parare [1];
comparare [1];
+ opes consequi [or, cutus sum];
ad multas pecunias venire [io, veni, ventum];
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