Saturday, January 20, 2018

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - January 20, 2018

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January 20, 2018


Here's a literal translation of the Latin: No more powerful medicine is given that may heal so many wounds than a heart delivering mercy.

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

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Nullum
No
nom. sing. neut. adj.
nullus, nulla, nullum
datur
is given
3rd pers sing. pres. pass. ind. verb
do, dare, dedi, datus
efficacius
more powerful
nom. sing. neut. comp. adj.
efficāx, efficācis
farmacum
medicine
nom. sing. neut. noun
farmacum, farmaci
ut
that
conj.
tot
so many
adv.
vulneribus
wounds
dat. pl. neut. noun
vulnus, vulneris
medeatur
may heal
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. dep. verb
medeor, medērī + dative object
quam
than
conj.
afferens
delivering
nom. sing. neut. pres. act. part.
afferō, afferre, attulī, allātus
misericordiam
mercy
acc. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae
cor!
a heart
nom. sing. neut. noun
cor, cordis
 

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