Inviolata Maria intacta

By Ruth Marie Claire, in 'Latin to English Translation', Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Ruth Marie Claire New Member

    Hey, can anyone help me with this text from a medieval chant? Thank you very much!

    Inviolata Maria intacta permanens alma Que meruisti portare seculi vita speciosum prefiliis hominum fama Quem laudant cuncta polorum mirum turma Sacra inter corea angelica Virgo ascendisti benedicta O quam beata es alma preelecta In corrupta mater et gravia que post partum virgo.
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  2. Hemo Rusticus One Slick Hombre

    • Civis Illustris
    I'll translate it as best I can, if that's what you're after:

    O inviolate Mary, lasting forever untouched, o nourishing (matron) that in the life of the world(?) wast worthy to bear before the sons of men a specious (babe) whom all the throng of the heavens praise with fame; o holy angelic Maiden incarnate(?), thou hast arisen, benedict; o how blessed art thou, chosen matron, mother unstained &, being pregnant (gravida?), art a Maiden even after the birth.

    That's the drift of it, anyway.
  3. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Gæmleflodland
    Inviolata Maria intacta permanens alma
    Que meruisti portare seculi vita
    speciosum prefiliis hominum fama
    Quem laudant cuncta polorum mirum turma
    Sacra inter corea angelica
    Virgo ascendisti benedicta
    O quam beata es alma preelecta
    In corrupta mater et gravia
    que post partum Virgo
    Inviolata permanisti


    That's the script given here: http://ch.dedreuille.pagesperso-orange.fr/organum.html

    So, I'm unsure about those small things (like gravia).
  4. Hemo Rusticus One Slick Hombre

    • Civis Illustris
    Well, Medieval Latin is Medieval Latin, as the saying goes. In any case, it clears up the last part:

    Untainted mother with child,
    that (even) after the birth
    Hast endured an inviolate Maiden.
  5. Laurentius Man of Culture

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Antium
    I can try to make sense out of it by guessing and finding bits online.

    Inviolata Maria intacta permanens alma
    Que meruisti portare seculi vitam
    speciosum prae filiis hominum forma
    Quem laudant cuncta polorum mira turma
    Sacras inter choreas angelicas
    Virgo ascendisti benedicta
    O quam beata es alma praelecta
    Incorrupta mater et gravida
    quae post partum Virgo
    Inviolata permansisti

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