Saturday, February 13, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016 






As a Russian Orthodox, this tweet is near and dear to my heart.

Literal translation of the Latin: Today is a day of Grace. The meeting with Patriarch Kyrill is a gift of God. Pray for us.

Here's how the Latin works:


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Dies
Day
nom. sing.
dies, diei
est
is
3rd pers. sing. ind.
sum, esse, fui
hodie
today
adv.
gratiae
of Grace
gen. sing.
gratia, gratiae
Occursus
Meeting
nom. sing.
occursus, occursus
cum
with
prep. + abl.
Cyrillo
Kyrill
abl. sing.
Cyrillus, Cyrilli
Patriarcha
Patriarch
abl. sing.
Patriarcha, Patriarchae
Dei
of God
gen. sing.
Deus, Dei
est
is
3rd pers. sing. ind.
sum, esse, fui
donum
gift
nom. sing.
donum, doni
Orate
Pray
imper. pl.
oro, orare, oravi, oratum
pro
for
prep. + abl.
nobis
us
abl. pl.
nos, nostrum

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