Thursday, August 7, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - August 5, 2014


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August 5, 2014




Literal translation of the Latin: If you accumulate riches as if (they were) treasures, they rob your soul.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Si
If


divitias
riches
acc. pl. fem. noun
divitiae, divitiae; dir. obj. of accumulas
accumulas
you accumulate
2nd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
accumulo, accumulare, accumulavi, accumulatum
tamquam
as if

conj.
thesauros
treasures
acc. pl. masc. noun
thesaurus, thesauri
animam
soul
acc. sing. fem. noun
anima, animae; dir. obj. of spoliant
spoliant
they rob
3rd pers. pres. act. ind. verb
spolio, spoliare, spoliavi, spoliatum
tuam
your
acc. sing. fem. adj.
tuus, tua, tuum; modifies animam
 

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