Thursday, September 4, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - September 2, 2014


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September 2, 2014




Literal translation of the Latin: A Christian will be wholly an orphan, unless he has deeply felt the maternal cares of the Virgin Mary in his heart.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Orbus
An orphan
nom. sing. masc. adj.
orbus, orba, orbum
omnino
wholly

adv.
erit
will be
3rd pers. sing. fut. act. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui; future more vivid construction
christianus
a christian
nom. sing. masc. adj.
christianus, christiana, christianum
nisi
unless

conj.
pectore
in heart
abl. sing. neut. noun
pectus, pectore
persenserit
he deeply will have felt
3rd. pers. sing. fut. perf. act. ind. verb
persentio, persentire, persensi, persensum
maternas
maternal
acc. pl. fem. adj.
maternus, materna, maternum
Virginis
of the Virgin
gen. sing. fem. noun
virgo, virginis
Mariae
Mary
gen. sing. fem. name
Maria, Mariae
curas
cares
acc. pl. fem. noun
cura, curae
 

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