Sunday, November 13, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - November 13, 2016

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November 13, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: If you want to meet God, run to meet Him in those places in which He is hidden: certainly the poor, the suffering, the hungry, and also the prisoners.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Si
If
conj.
vis
you want
2nd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
volo, velle, volui
occurrere
to meet
pres. act. inf.
occurrō, occurrere, occurrī, occursus
Deo
God
dat. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei; dative object of occurrere
succurre
help/run to meet
sing. imper.
succurrō, succurrere, succurrī, succursus
Ipsi
Him(self)
dat. sing. masc. dem. adj.
ipse, ipsa, ipsum
iis
(in) those
abl. pl. masc. dem. adj.
is, ea, id
in
in
Prep. + Abl.
locis
places
abl. pl. masc. noun
locus, loci
in
in
Prep. + Abl.
quibus
which
abl. pl. masc. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
latet
is hidden
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
lateō, latēre, latuī
scilicet
certainly
adv.
egentibus
(among) the poor
abl. pl. masc. adj.
egens, egentis; used as substantive
dolentibus
the suffering
abl. pl. masc. adj
dolens. dolentis
esurientibus
the hungry
abl. pl. masc. adj.
esuriens, esurientis
necnon
and/not to mention/ and also
conj.
captivis
the captives/ prisoners
abl. pl. masc. adj.
captivus, captiva, captivum

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