Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - January 24, 2018 #2

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 His Holiness Pope Francis speaks out against "Fake News" #2

January 24, 2018


Here's a literal translation of the Latin: The best antidote against the poison of falsehood is to be purified by the truth.

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

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Optimum
The best
nom. sing. neut. adj.
optimus, optima, optimum; superlative of bonus; modifies antidotum
contra
against
Prep. + Acc.
falsitatis
of falsehood
gen. sing. fem. noun
falsitas, falsitatis
venenum
poison
nom. sing. neut. noun
venenum, veneni
est
is
3rd pers. sing. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
antidotum
antidote
nom. sing. neut. noun
antidotum, antidotī
veritate
by the truth
abl. sing. fem. noun
veritas, veritatis
purificari
to be purified
pres. pass. inf.
pūrificō, pūrificāre, pūrificāvī, pūrificātus
 

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