About God

BlackHoleSol

New Member
Hello,

I'm looking for a translation for the short phrase "About God." It's for a Sci-fi series I continue to chip away at, in particular the second book in that series. In the context of that book, however, God doesn't have gender. I don't know if it's possible or even necessary to translate "About God" without gender in Latin, but that's what I'm looking for if it is.

Thank you.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Hi,

"About God", that is "regarding/concerning God": de Deo.

The Latin word for "god" is grammatically masculine. There's a feminine equivalent for "goddess". If you really want something neuter, there is a neuter noun that means roughly "divine power" but is sometimes used to mean a deity itself. With that word you could say de Numine. However, de Deo should work fine. When a person or other animate being like a god is of unspecified gender, you default to the masculine in Latin. Even if your god is genderless, it's quite OK to use a grammatically masculine noun to refer to it; it's just the default.
 
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