Thursday, June 12, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - June 12, 2014


To visit my archive of Latin Papal Tweets, go to my main page.

June 12, 2014





Literal translation of the Latin: We earnestly wish for a favorable contest for all you players of football and the fans: May you strive for the golden cup with fraternal love!

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Vobis
to you
dat. pl. pronoun
vos, vestri
lusoribus
(to) the players
dat. pl. masc. noun
lusor, lusoris; indirect object of exoptamus
cunctis
all
dat. pl. masc. adj.
cunctus, cuncta, cuntum; modifies lusoribus
-que
and

enclitic
ludi
of the game
gen. sing. masc. noun
ludus, ludi
follis
of the ball
gen. sing. masc. noun
follis, follis
pedum
of the feet
gen. pl. masc. noun
pes, pedis
-que
and


consectatoribus
 to the fans
dat. pl. masc. noun
consectator, consectatoris
faustum
favorable
acc. sing. neut. adj.
faustus, fausta, faustum; modifies certamen
exoptamus
we earnestly wish
1st pers. pl. pres. act. ind.
exopto, exoptare, exoptavi, exoptatum
certamen
contest
acc. sing. neut. noun
certamen, certaminis; obj. of exoptamus
aureum
golden
acc. sing. masc. adj.
aureus, aurea, aureum; modifies cantharum
cantharum
cup
acc. sing. masc. noun
cantharus, canthari; obj. of contenditote
amore
with love
abl. sing. masc. noun
amor, amoris; ablative of means
fraterno
(with) fraternal
abl. sing. masc. adj.
fraternus, fraterna, fraternum; modifies amore
contenditote
May you Strive for!
pl. future imperative
contendo, contendere, contendi, contum
 

AddThis