Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 03, 2001
In Reply to: Honestus Adolencus posted by Marek Duchna on July 03, 2001
: Can somebody help me with translation of following Latin words into English - Honestus Adolencus. I found them in my gggggfather church records from East Prussia. I was able to translate Honestus - distinguished but I do not have any luck with adolencus.
An honorable young woman or man.
honestus -a -um [honored , in good repute, respectable]. [honorable, proper, virtuous]; n. as subst.[morality, virtue]. [fine, beautiful]. Adv. honeste, [respectably; honorably; properly].
adulescens (adolescens) -entis as adj. , [young, growing]; as subst., [a young man or young woman].
Happy Fourth of July:
Libertas inaestimabilis res est.
Liberty is a thing beyond all price.
(Corpus Iuris Civilis: Digesta)