Saturday, January 28, 2017

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - January 28, 2017

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January 28, 2017



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: The Kingdom of God is already in your midst (lit. within you) just like a hidden seed. Which (thing) pure eyes (can) perceive sprouting.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Regnum
The Kingdom
nom. sing. neut. noun
regnum, regni
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
iam
already
adv.
intra
within
Prep. + Acc.
vos
you
acc. pl. pronoun
vos, vestri
est
is
3rd pes. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
tamquam
just like
adv.
absconditum
a hidden
nom. sing. neut. past part.
abscondō, abscondere, abscondī, absconditus
semen
seed
nom. sing. neut. noun
semen, seminis
Quod
Which
acc. sing. neut. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
puri
pure
nom. pl. masc. adj.
purus, pura, purum
oculi
eyes
nom. pl. masc. noun
oculus, oculi
germinans
(it) sprouting
acc. sing. neut. pres. act. part.
germinō, germināre, germināvī, germinātus
cernunt
(can) perceive
3rd pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
cernō, cernere, crēvī, cretus

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