1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Latin
  4. >
  5. "The altar is beautiful."

"The altar is beautiful."

Translation:Ara est pulchra.

October 20, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerAndereLerner

Alta ara -> altar?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catharine499251

I question how a place used for ritual dismemberment of animals could possibly be beautiful.

Learn Latin in just 5 minutes a day. For free.