Sunday, November 6, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - November 5, 2016

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November 5, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Mercy is the marrow of love, which understands sin and heals it.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Misericordia
Mercy
nom. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae
est
is
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
medulla
the marrow
nom. sing. fem. noun
medulla, medullae
amoris
of love
gen. sing. masc. noun
amor, amoris
qui
which
nom. sing. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod; antecedent is amoris
peccatum
sin
acc. sing. neut. noun
peccatum, peccati
comprehendit
takes hold of; understands
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
comprehendō, comprehendere, comprehendī, comprehensus
ei
it
dat. sing. dem. adj.
is, ea, id
-que
and
enclitic conj.
medetur
heals; corrects
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. dep. verb
medeor, medērī

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