Friday, May 30, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 30, 2014


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May 30, 2014




Literal translation of the Latin: Every Christian, working in the workplace itself, can bring forth a witness, first in words but above all with an honest life.



Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Quilibet
Any
nom. sing. masc. adj.
quilibet, quaelibet, quodlibet; modifies christifidelis
christifidelis
Christian
nom. sing. masc. noun

ipsa
itself
abl. sing. fem. adj.
ipse, ipsa, ipsum; modifies officina
in
in
Prep. + abl.
governs officina
officina
workplace, office
abl. sing. fem. noun

laborans
working
nom. sing. pres. act. part.
laboro, laborare, laboravi, laboratum
potest
can
3rd pers. sing  pres. act. ind. verb
possum, posse, potui
testimonium
witness, testimony
acc. sing. neut. noun
testimonium, testimonii
perhibere
(to) bring forth
pres. act. inf.
perhibeo, perhibere, perhibui, perhitum
primum
first
adv.

verbis
(with) words
abl. pl. neut. noun
verbum, verbi; abl. of means
at
but
conj.

praeprimis
above all
abl. pl. adj.
used adverbially
vita
(with a) life
abl. sing. fem. noun
vita, vitae; abl. of means
honesta
honest
abl. sing. fem. adj.
honestus, honesta, honestum; modifies vita
 

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