Thursday, February 2, 2017

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - February 2, 2017

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February 2, 2017



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Consecrated life is a great gift of God: to be sure, a gift of God for the Church, a gift of God for his people.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Magnum
A great
nom. sing. neut. adj.
magnus, magna, magnum
est
is
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
donum
gift
nom. sing. neut. noum
donum, doni
vita
life
nom. sing. fem. noun
vita, vitae
consecrata
consecrated
nom. sing. fem. past. part. used as adj.
cōnsecrō, cōnsecrāre, cōnsecrāvī, cōnsecrātus
donum
gift
nom. sing. neut. noun
donum, doni
scilicet
to be sure
adv.
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
pro
for
Prep. + Abl.
Ecclesia
the Church
abl. sing. fem. noun
Ecclesia, Ecclesiae
pro
for
Prep. + Abl.
eius
his (of him)
gen. sing. dem. adj.
is, ea, id
populo
people
abl. sing. masc. noun
populus, populi
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
donum
a gift
nom. sing. neut. noun
donum, doni

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