Were there ever gerunds for posse and esse?
Scholastic Latin supplied at least some of the lacking forms. For instance, actus essendi is an important concept in Aquinas’ metaphysics. Giordano Bruno employed the following formula: Modum essendi ...
Usage of passive in Summa Theologiae
The impersonal passive can be used when you want to describe an action, but you don't want to specify who did it, and there was no logical object to turn into a subject for the passive. Amongst the ...
Use of accusative with operari in Opticae Thesaurus
Operari + accusative object is indeed not classical, but it is found in ecclesiastical Latin, including the Vulgate (and good dictionaries like Lewis & Short mention it). I understand we are ...
"Tune commodum ducis meæ adhuc confabulationi vacare"
Duco here has the meaning of “consider” or “esteem” (something as something). It is governing two accusatives, vacare and commodum. Commodum is the predicate accusative: ducis vacare [esse] commodum. “...
Best conjugation for memento vivere or viveri
That would be Memento vivere, which is the exact same construction as Memento mori, except with “live” instead of “die.” And in any event we can categorically rule out viveri because that word does ...
A visit to the Perth Charterhouse in 1543: help with translation
The highlighted part means: They dismissed him in absence, declared him to be dismissed, and established that S. Galloway ⋯ had canonically been elected prior. Absolventes and declarantes are of ...
How to properly translate "Great Evil" into medieval Latin?
It's great that you were keyed in to gender and endings, as so many who aren't sensitive to them from their own language miss that. And sure enough, for grandis, you would need to make it neuter: ...
How did people describe flags and banners using Latin?
Before about 1480 nearly all serious writing was either in French or in Latin. Before 1200, nearly all writing of any kind in Europe was in Latin. So, for this reason, all heraldric terms were ...
Accusative for dative with "latere" in Medieval Latin?
Since latuit can take an accusative in Classical Latin, I don't see why it wouldn't be able to in Medieval Latin. Do you have a question implicit in your post? – Figulus Sep 27 at 21:55 2 Figulo ...
What did bishop Rémi say to Clovis?
Non-Latinist, I would only suggest that translaters in their desire to simplify and so make more powerful Remi's request, could be forgiven for employing the word 'bow' since, unless neck ornaments of ...
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