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"Deus appropinquat."

Translation:The god approaches.

September 21, 2019



"God approacheth." Was rejected :/ wish we could do old English for the God lessons


Middle English? I think Old English is the one that is more German than English...


I do hope that we can actually do Old English on DL sometime. DL already has an impressive 'Diversity Remit' for endangered or obsolete languages around the globe! This is not the place to explain why or how, but in a world of increasing narrow-focus, homogeneity and a mono Culture, I believe this offer helps to foster independent thinking, critical analysis and objectivity. (Discuss!).

I like the idea of being able to imagine pre-(Norman) Conquest British Isles through Duolinguo, by following: British (Welsh), Latin (for the chatterati of Verulamium and Aquae Sulis), Gaelic (Scots or Irish), and Norse or Danish...

Or the world of Roger of Sicily, by following: Latin, Greek & Arabic?

Anyway, where were we? Oh yes, ancient theology...


An Old English course would be amazing. I don't know if Duo will get around to adding obsolete versions of current languages though. Maybe if there are enough qualified applicants.


Yes! please!!!! Old English!! Old Norse!! Gothic!! Old High German!!


nonne Deus ita adest?


Deus ubiquitous est, sed dei non sunt ubiquitous.

Corrected: Deus ubique est sed dei non sunt ubique.


Deus est ubique: (a/the) god is everywhere.

Adverb ubique (with long i) = anywhere; everywhere.


Oh, yes, the "ous" ending is not Latin. Thank you. Stupid me.


Et nomen eius Messi fuit :)


It's not a one-word rendering, but "The god comes close" would seem like a good rendering of "Deus appropinquat." It exposes the word prope (near: adverb / preposition) that is at the 'root' of the verb.


Yes, but "approach" makes the same, it contains the French word "proche", meaning "close", and of course, via this word the Latin word close "prope".



What does. Appropinquat Mean


appropinquat ("he/she/it approaches") is the 3rd person present tense of the verb appropinquo, "I approach". There is a rare English verb derived from the Latin, "appropinquate".


I really dont get it too What. does it mean.figures. It. Means? Ow. Wow stupid self!!self

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