Saturday, June 7, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - June 7, 2014


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June 7, 2014




Literal translation of the Latin: Prayer can accomplish everything. Wherefore let us pray (to) God (for) peace in the Middle East and (in) the whole earth.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Oratio
Prayer
nom. sing. fem. noun
oratio, orationis
omnia
everything
acc. pl. neut. adj.
omnis, omne; obj. of potest
potest
can (accomplish)
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. indic. verb
possum, posse, potui
Quare
wherefore
conj.

Deum
God
acc. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei; obj. of  oremus
oremus
let us ask/pray
1st pers. pl. pres. subj. ind. verb
oro, orare, oravi, oratum; hortatory subjunctive
pacem
(for) peace
acc. sing. fem. noun
pax, pacis; double accusative object of oremus
in
in
Prep. + abl

Medio
Middle
abl. sing. masc. adj.
medius, media, medium; modifies Oriente
Oriente
East
abl. sing. masc. noun
oriens, orientis
et
and


toto
(in the) whole
abl. sing. masc. adj.
totus, tota, totum; modifies orbe
orbe
globe
abl. sing. masc. noun
orbis, orbis
terrarum
of lands
gen. pl. fem. noun
terra, terrae; orbis terrarum denotes ‘The Earth’. NB: This phrase is used in the famous quote from St. Augustine, which converted Newman to Catholicism: securus iudicat orbis terrarum bonos non esse que se dividunt ab orbe terrarum (Securely the World judges that those who separate themselves from the World are not good)
 

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