Friday, October 21, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: The sick and the poor and the unborn (lit. about to be born) are created in the image of God and therefore are worthy of the greatest honor.

And here's how the grammar of this Latin tweet works:


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Aegroti
The sick
nom. pl. masc. adj
aegrōtus, aegrōta, aegrōtum; used as substantive
et
and
conj.
pauperes
the poor
nom. pl. masc. adj.
pauper, pauperis; used as substantive
et
and
nascituri
the unborn
nom. pl. future part.
nāscor, nāscī, nātus sum; used as substantive
sunt
are
3rd pers. pl. pres. act. verb
sum, esse, fui
ad
to (in)
Prep. + Acc.
Dei
of God
gen. sing. noun
Deus, Dei
imaginem
the image
acc. sing. fem. noun
imāgō, imāginis
creati
created
nom. pl. masc. past. part.
creo, creare, creavi, creatus
ac
and
conj.
proinde
therefore
adv.
maximo
greatest
abl. sing. masc. sup. adj.
magnus, magna, magnum; maximus is the superlative
honore
of honor
abl. sing. masc. noun
honor, honoris; dignus takes ablative of specification
digni
worthy
nom. pl. masc. adj.
dignus, digna, dignum

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