Friday, February 3, 2017

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - February 3, 2017

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February 3, 2017


Here's a literal translation of the Latin: We ought never to forget to pray for each other. In prayer is contained our greatest strength.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Numquam
Never
adv.
oblivisci
to forget
pres. inf. of dep. verb
oblīvīscor, oblīvīscī, oblītus sum
debemus
we ought
1st pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
dēbeō, dēbēre, dēbuī, dēbitus
ad
to (for)
Prep. + Acc.
invicem
each other
adv.
orare
to pray
pres. act. inf.
oro, orare, oravi, oratus
In
In
Prep. + Abl.
oratione
prayer
abl. sing. fem. noun
oratio, orationis
maxima
greatest
nom. sing. fem. adj.
maximus, maxima, maximum; superlative of magnus
inest
is contained
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
īnsum, inesse, īnfuī
nostra
our
nom. sing. fem. poss. adj.
noster, nostra, nostrum
vis
strength
nom. sing. fem. noun
vis, vis

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