From Solas to Essentialia

By Steve Hakes, in 'Latin Grammar Questions', Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Steve Hakes New Member

    Hi, I’d appreciate expert help as to how to put these 5 essentialia into Latin. “Scripture is Essential”; “Grace is Essential”; “Faith is Essential”; “the Cross (crux) is Essential”; “Glory to the Trinity (trīnitās) is Essential”. Thanks
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris

    If by "essential" you mean basically "necessary", then:

    “Scripture is Essential”: Scriptura necessaria est.
    “Grace is Essential”: Gratia necessaria est.
    “Faith is Essential”: Fides necessaria est.
    “the Cross (crux) is Essential”: Crux necessaria est.
    “Glory to the Trinity (trīnitās) is Essential”: Gloria Trinitatis necessaria est—though here if the idea is that giving glory to the Trinity is essential, it might be better/clearer to say Trinitatem glorificare necessarium est.
  3. Steve Hakes New Member

    Thanks Pacifica. So could these be called "the five necessāria"?
  4. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    That would seem logical. Note that, unless you're writing a dictionary or material for Latin students, you don't need the macron over the a.
  5. Steve Hakes New Member

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