In Shiina Ringo's song 「長く短い祭」 (Nagaku Mijikai Matsuri), she sing the following line :


I already knew the word 「まじ」 as in "seriously", but I found two different translations of the sentence on the internet, more or less professional, that translate it as :

Our summer won't be forgotten


We're seriously losing our summer

I did not know that it could be used as "will not" or "must not" and would like to know if it was the right translation in this context.

Here is the link for the song : https://youtu.be/n9J4XGey-z8

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    This まじ is not all related to the one in 「マジで?」.
    – Angelos
    Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 20:13

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Auxiliary まじ stands for either negative conjecture ("must not") or negative volition ("will not"). So, 忘るまじ、我らの夏を means either "we won't forget our summer" or "we mustn't forget our summer", but never "we're seriously losing our summer".

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