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Latin Lesson - MaterDominici is Mother of Dominic
« on: January 07, 2013, 10:31:46 PM »
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  • MaterDomini would be "mother of the Lord"
    MaterDei would be "mother of God"

    Dominicus = belonging to the Lord, a.k.a. "Dominic"
    Dominici = 1st person genitive; "of Dominic"
    mater = mother

    Domingo is Spanish for Dominic -- it's also the name for Sunday, because it's "the Lord's (day)"

    As an aside -- think about that: Spanish-speakers all over the world routinely call the first day of the week "The Lord's" instead of "Day of the Sun" like we English speakers. That goes for Spanish-speaking pagans, atheists, agnostics, you name it. The Catholic Faith is in their very language.

    And of course there's "Adios" which means "A Dios" or "to God (with you)". The French have "Adieu" which means the same thing. I guess "Goodbye" could be a  shortening of "God (be) by you".

    Anyhow, I'm getting off topic.
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    Latin Lesson - MaterDominici is Mother of Dominic
    « Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 10:33:05 PM »
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  • She picked the name 6 1/2 years ago, when we only had one child.

    Now she'd be CathMomof5 or something like that :)
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    Latin Lesson - MaterDominici is Mother of Dominic
    « Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 10:40:51 PM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    Now she'd be CathMomof5 or something like that :)


    or MaterDominicorum as Gladius taught me some time ago (I think!)

    Correction:
    That Latin lesson came from Matthew & Lybus:
    http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=topic&t=15476&min=30&num=10
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    Latin Lesson - MaterDominici is Mother of Dominic
    « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 10:43:59 PM »
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  • Now, Matthew, when I tell you that someone was confused and you go straight away and post about it, she's going to think this is just for her.

    For that person: don't worry, you're not the first and you won't be the last!  I wouldn't even know what it means if it weren't for Matthew having told me.  :cool:
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    « Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 10:45:35 PM »
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    For that person: don't worry, you're not the first and you won't be the last!  I wouldn't even know what it means if it weren't for Matthew having told me.  :cool:


    Exactly why I posted it -- I noted that friend and foe alike are getting confused by the name, so it was time for a pre-emptive Latin lesson.
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    « Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 01:28:22 PM »
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  • In Vietnam everyone calls Sunday by the Chinese words that mean "The Lord's Day". Somewhat funny when used by the non-Catholic population.




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    « Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »
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    In Vietnam everyone calls Sunday by the Chinese words that mean "The Lord's Day". Somewhat funny when used by the non-Catholic population.



    Could this possibly be due to the fact that Vietnam was once a French colony and the French influenced the Vietnamese language?  The French word for Sunday is dimanche , which originates from the Latin dies Dominica, meaning "day of The Lord."

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    « Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 12:58:38 AM »
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    In Vietnam everyone calls Sunday by the Chinese words that mean "The Lord's Day". Somewhat funny when used by the non-Catholic population.



    Could this possibly be due to the fact that Vietnam was once a French colony and the French influenced the Vietnamese language?  The French word for Sunday is dimanche , which originates from the Latin dies Dominica, meaning "day of The Lord."


    It actually stems further back to the Portuguese. The idea of a 7 day week is a historically recent change in the Orient. This site provides fascinating information:

    http://www.cjvlang.com/Dow/index.html#TOP




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    Latin Lesson - MaterDominici is Mother of Dominic
    « Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 01:52:20 AM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    MaterDomini would be "mother of the Lord"
    MaterDei would be "mother of God"

    Dominicus = belonging to the Lord, a.k.a. "Dominic"
    Dominici = 1st person genitive; "of Dominic"
    mater = mother

    Domingo is Spanish for Dominic -- it's also the name for Sunday, because it's "the Lord's (day)"

    As an aside -- think about that: Spanish-speakers all over the world routinely call the first day of the week "The Lord's" instead of "Day of the Sun" like we English speakers. That goes for Spanish-speaking pagans, atheists, agnostics, you name it. The Catholic Faith is in their very language.

    And of course there's "Adios" which means "A Dios" or "to God (with you)". The French have "Adieu" which means the same thing. I guess "Goodbye" could be a  shortening of "God (be) by you".

    Anyhow, I'm getting off topic.


    I don't want to promote the off-topic-ness either, so I started a new
    thread
    ...


    Quote from: Vladimir
    In Vietnam everyone calls Sunday by the Chinese words that mean "The Lord's Day". Somewhat funny when used by the non-Catholic population.



    ...since this subject seems to have a certain appeal..  I did a quick search
    and found some "very interesting things" (to quote +Fellay!) regarding
    days of the week, domingo, the Lord's Day, and otherwise, that is,
    Saturday (Sabbath/Sabado/Sabbat/7th Day) and, surprise, surprise,
    feria, or weekdays...
    .--. .-.-.- ... .-.-.- ..-. --- .-. - .... . -.- .. -. --. -.. --- -- --..-- - .... . .--. --- .-- . .-. .- -. -.. -....- -....- .--- ..- ... - -.- .. -.. -.. .. -. --. .-.-.

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    Latin Lesson - MaterDominici is Mother of Dominic
    « Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 09:44:57 PM »
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    For that person: don't worry, you're not the first and you won't be the last!  I wouldn't even know what it means if it weren't for Matthew having told me.  :cool:


    Exactly why I posted it -- I noted that friend and foe alike are getting confused by the name, so it was time for a pre-emptive Latin lesson.


    Surely Mater has no foes here.  You, sure.  Everyone hates the moderator at some point,  :smile:
    But how could anyone not like Mater?
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