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Was I right about this?

Postby James924 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:03 pm

I'm very new to latin and was trying to use the phrase "Pillar of Truth" as a title. I was sure "Columna de Veritas" was correct but "Columna Veritas" has also been suggested.
Which is correct?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Was I right about this?

Postby annis » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:14 pm

James924 wrote:Which is correct?


Neither, I'm afraid. You need to change "truth" to the genitive case for this. So, either Columna Veritatis or Veritatis Columna, depending on your stylistic tastes. For a comparison, the previous pope issued a document, Veritatis Splendor, "the Splendor of Truth."
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Re: Was I right about this?

Postby James924 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:58 pm

Thanks very much.
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