The English language has a handful of words starting with omni- to express all-:
- omniscient all-knowing
- omnipotent all-powerful
- omnipresent present everywhere
How would one express all-forgiving using omni-?
(I am not sure which word to use for forgive, but please assume a theological context.)
I am aware that it is possible that no word with this precise meaning appears in any English dictionary under omni-. However, the earliest words of the form omni- were modified versions of Medieval Latin terms, brought into English at some point by a person with knowledge of Latin. My question is: if the scholar who brought the word omniscient into the English language, were to have imported a word with the prefix omni- into English with the meaning all-forgiving, what choice would he have made, if you were to speculate?
One reason I ask here is that there are a great many ways to say to forgive in Latin. Some of them look as though they also mean to dismiss, to send away. I would like to know which is most appropriate and least ambiguous, if that can be determined.
If this still seems like a question about English rather than Latin, then assume my question is: How would all-forgiving be expressed in Medieval Latin, in a theological context?