Saturday, February 20, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - February 17, 2016 - 3

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February 17, 2016 



Literal translation of the Latin: May we not forget that the mercy of God is our shield against unjust and evil things.

Here's how the Latin works:

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Dei
of God
gen. sing.
Deus, Dei
misericordiam
mercy
acc. sing.
misericordia, misericordiae
nostrum
our
acc. sing.
noster, nostri
esse
to be
pres. inf.
sum, esse, fui
scutum
shield
acc. sing.
scutum, scuti
contra
against

prep.
iniusta
unjust (things)
acc. pl.
iniustus, iniusta, iniustum
ac
and

conj.
prava
evil (things)
acc. pl.
pravus, prava, pravum
ne
not

negative
particle
obliviscamur
we may forget
1st pers. pl. pres. ind. deponent verb
oblīvīscor, oblīvīscī, oblītus sum, introduces indirect statement construction.

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