[Bell Historians] Latin inscription
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PRO PACE ET SALVTATE ELIZABETHAE CANO
John Camp would prefer salute to salutate.
So would I, but I can contrive meaning to the
Taking salutate as coming from salus (salutation)
we have salutate and Elizabethae both being
vocative plural. The plural alludes to the
royal "we". Together the two words mean
"O greeted Elizabeths".
Alternatively, salutate can be taken as the
present imperative plural of salutare so the
two words would mean "be greeted O Elizabeths".
Someone must have checked it out? It's a pretty
expensive typo if it's wrong!
Frank H. King
The University Bellringer
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