Thursday, August 28, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - August 28, 2014


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August 28, 204




Literal translation of the Latin: Christ from the cross teaches us (that) those who indeed do not at all love us must be loved.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Christus
Christ
nom. sing. masc. noun
Christus, Christi; subj. of docet
de
from
Prep. + abl.
governs cruce
cruce
the cross
abl. sing. fem. noun
crux, crucis
nos
us
acc. pl. 1st pers. pronoun
nos, nostri; dir. obj. of docet
docet
teaches
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
doceo, docere, docui, doctum
diligendos
must be loved
acc. pl. masc. gerundive
diligo, diligere, dilexi, dilectum
et
even (and)

conj.
illos
those
acc. pl. masc. dem. adj.
ille, illa, illud; double obj. of docet
qui
who
nom. pl. masc. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod; subj. of diligunt
quidem
indeed

conj.
nos
us
acc. pl. 1st pers. pronoun
nos, nostri; dir. obj. of diligunt
haud
not at all

adv.
diligunt
(they) love
3rd pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
diligo, diligere, dilexi, dilectum
 

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