Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - June 16, 2014


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June 16, 2014




Literal translation of the Latin: May the Lord bless families and strengthen them in this stormy time.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Benedicat
May (he) bless
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. subj.
benedico, benedicere, benedixi, benedictum
Dominus
the Lord
nom. sing. masc. noun
Dominus, Domini; subj. of Benedicat
familias
families
acc. pl. fem. noun
familia, familiae; obj. of Benedicat
et
and
conj.

hac
(in) this
abl. sing. fem. dem. adj.
hic, haec, hoc; modifies tempestate
tempestate
‘stormy time’
abl. sing. fem. noun
tempestas, tempestatis; abl. of time in which
easdem
them
acc. pl fem. dem. adj.
idem, eadem, idem; obj. of corroboret
corroboret
may he strengthen
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. subj.
corrobo, corrobare, corrobavi, corrovatum
 

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