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"The altar is beautiful."

Translation:Ara est pulchra.

October 20, 2019

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I was wondering how ara in Latin gave altar.

From Latin altare/altaria meaning "high altar, altar for sacrifice to the great gods" (with possible burnt offerings) -> Old French auter/alter, alter: table to celebrate the mass (Modern French autel)-> Old English auter/alter-> Modern English altar

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