[Bell Historians] Latin inscription
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Sun Jun 10 17:38:18 BST 2012
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Frank King <Frank.King at ...> wrote:
> PRO PACE ET SALVTATE ELIZABETHAE CANO
> John Camp would prefer salute to salutate.
> So would I, but I can contrive meaning to the
> given form...
> 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
> Cambridge, U.K.
Personally I wouldn't 'bank on it'. The tenor at Wexford has the incorrect Pope's number on it!! And that is only one known error!
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