Friday, December 20, 2013

Speaking in Tongues

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. 
Adveniat regnum tuum. 
Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. 
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, 
et dimitte nobis debita 
nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. 
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, 
sed libera nos a malo. 
Quia tuum est regnum, et potestas, 
et Gloria,
in saecula. 

Isn't the Lord's Prayer in Latin just lovely? And quite a bit of it is decipherable, too, if you just think hard enough!

"Pater" - father
"Nomen"- name
"Terra"- land, earth

And even "panem", though without any obvious derivitives, is a pop-culture reference: the name of the country in "The Hunger Games", meaning "bread". 

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