Is "Laudatio omnibus Dei" grammatically correct?

  • Hi, and welcome to Latin.SE! Techinically it could be correct, though it sounds odd.What meaning do you have in mind exactly?
    – Rafael
    Commented Sep 28, 2020 at 16:51
  • Welcome to the site! It depends on what it should mean. Where does it come from? Is it a translation attempt of something? Please edit your question to add more details so you can get a useful answer.
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Sep 28, 2020 at 16:52
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    It looks like "praise for all (people) of god." Depending on how it's intended to be used (aka as a command or a declarative statement) it could be correct or incorrect.
    – Nickimite
    Commented Sep 28, 2020 at 18:39

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Yes. Without more context, it is grammatically correct.

It would mean "praise for God [is] for all" (obj. gen.) or "God's praise [is] for all." (subj. gen.). It could even carry an implicit sense of responsibility, like "praise for God [is an obligation] for all."

I want, however, to question the use of laudatio instead of laus, laudis. Laus is the go-to Classical word for "commendation, glory, fame, renown, esteem," and even "praiseworthy things/deeds." Laus, laudis lexicon entry

Laudatio on the other hand is it's more abstract cousin. Laudatio means "praise" as a completed action, like "a praising." It lends itself, therefore, to meaning "a eulogy," "a panegyric," or even "favorable character testimony" in court. Laudatio lexicon entry

So unless you're talking about a specific prayer, you may want to consider changing laudatio to laus.

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