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11:42 Jun 7, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Crowned by god
Crowned by god

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naa Deo coronato
Vidmantas Stilius
naA deo coronatus/laureatus (But caution: see the comments.)Wigtil



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A deo coronatus/laureatus (But caution: see the comments.)

A deo coronatus, a deo laureatus.

The word A (pronounced \"ah\") means \"by\" in this phrase. The word DEO (\"DEH-oh\") is the form of the word DEUS, \"god\", required when used with A. The word CORONATUS (pronounced \"koh-roh-NAH-toos\")means \"crowned with a garland/wreath\", and LAUREATUS (pronounced \"lou-reh-AH-toos\") means \"crowned with a laural garland/wreath\".

Latin has a complex system of endings, so be sure to heed at least the following rules:
- If one boy or man is being described, you use CORONATUS or LAUREATUS.
- If one girl or woman is being described, you use CORONATA or LAUREATA (\"koh-roh-NAH-tah\"/\"lough-reh-AH-tah\").
- If two or more girls or women are meant, you use CORONATAE or LAUREATAE (\"koh-roh-NAH-tigh\"/\"lough-reh-AH-tigh\").
- If two or more people are meant and one or more of them is male, use CORONATI or LAUREATI (\"koh-roh-NAH-tee\"/\"lou-reh-AH-tee\").

The ancient Romans, and peoples throughout the ancient Mediterranean area, normally used laurel branches to create \"crowns\". A \"golden\" crown was simply envisioned as a wreath of artificial laurel branches made of gold, not at all like our modern perception!

    Ph. D. in ancient Greek, college instructor of Latin, Greek, and other languages.
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a Deo coronato

Walking into Saint Peter's...
Attracted by the many wonders of the Basilica, visitors often walk in and over a great, round porphyry stone that has a very interesting tale to tell...

This stone once decorated the floor of the ancient basilica of Constantine (on which the Basilica of St. Peter was built) and stood in front of the high altar. It was upon this disk that the Pope would crown the Holy Roman Emperor, so the last thing anybody dared to do was walk on it.

This was the stone on which the powerful Charlemagne, King of the Franks, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by pope Leo III, on Christmas day of the year 800. It is said that Charlemagne had been lured to Rome and there persuaded to attend a special Mass. When he took his place in the church, the Pope, without warning, set a golden crown upon his head and the people crowding the Basilica hailed him as:"Carolo Augusto, a Deo coronato, magno et pacifico imperatori" ("Charles Augustus, crowned by God, the great and peace-loving Emperor of the Romans"). Pope Leo III then placed the imperial cloak over the shoulders of Charlemagne and knelt at his feet in adoration. - 2k

On this day in history:
800 - Two days after Charles, King of the Franks, had put down a revolt at Rome against Pope Leo III, a grateful Leo slipped a crown on his head as Charles was praying at the high altar, saying "To Carolus Augustus crowned by God, mighty and pacific emperor, be life and victory" (Carolo, piisimo Augusto a Deo coronato, magno et pacificio Imperatori, vita et vicotria). Thus he became Charlemagne, and the Holy Roman Empire was reestablished and lasted until 1806 when Napoleon defeated it.

    as above
Vidmantas Stilius
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