In Nomine patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti


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I hope the tattoo is not done yet and that bmart4484 will come back to see this. One more thing - what about the comma that I mentioned, because of the vocative case?


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Pater dimitte mihi. In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen

WOW this was close!! I am going in an hour to get it done!! You all are really nice to have spent the time you have helping me. I really appreciate it!!

Ok one last thing.... the comma?

Ok ill be checking in frequently over the next hour!! thanks a bunch!!


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As far as the comma goes, modern punctuation came about around the time of the renaissance. There was some punctuation in mediaeval documents, however not in its modern form. Roman documents in general had no punctuation.

I think this is the reason for all of the joining words in Latin, such as autem, as they allow you to know when the new clauses start...


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Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but why in this phrase is the word 'nomine' in the ablative? I'm rather new to Latin.

Is it because it's addressed to god?