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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson (October 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565631315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565631311
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A working knowledge of Latin is important for anyone who wishes to study the nearly two thousand years of living tradition of the Catholic Church. It is essential for those who wish to study seriously the sacred sciences of philosophy, theology, and cannon law. Father Leo Stelten, drawing upon his long experiences in teaching Latin to students for the priesthood, has developed in his "Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin" a most helpful tool both for those who are beginning their study of the church's lingua materna, as well as for those who are working to renew and improve their knowledge of church Latin."--Monsignor Raymond L. Burke, Supremum Signaturae Apostolicae Tribunal, Vatican City, Rome


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darian Fisher on Aug. 25 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a great dictionary for those who have trouble putting together words and phrases common in many Ecclesiastical books such as the Vulgate Bible, the Latin Denzinger, and other Catholic books primarily in Latin. Although, I would not use this dictionary as your exclusive reference, it is handy to keep along with your regular Latin dictionary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Bisaga on May 27 2003
Format: Hardcover
I bought this dictionary solely for reading the Latin Vulgate, for the on-line Vulgate reading group that I run. Although I have some knowledge of Greek, I wanted a good and easy-to-use resource that provides the Latin translations. This dictionary succeeds admirably, although you should have a decent basic Latin dictionary like Cassell's also. I have never found a word in the Vulgate that was not defined in either Cassell's or this dictionary. Even "problem words" (usually directly transliterated into Latin from Greek) are there - for example, "telonium".
In addition to good word coverage, it also explains idiomatic usages of words, especially with prepositions. Look at the example pages and you'll some examples of idiomatic uses of words with the preposition "ad".
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By Robert W. Flammang on March 10 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you want to read the Vulgate and don't have 180 dollars to spend on Lewis & Short, this is the dictionary for you. Neither Cassel's nor the Chambers-Murray nor even the Oxford Latin dictionary will suffice; their vocabularies are restricted to classical authors. This is the best inexpensive Latin-English dictionary I've seen that lists words from after the 5th century AD. It simply has no competition!
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By A Customer on May 5 1999
Format: Hardcover
For a small dictionary this book has proven extremely useful for working on medieval ecclesiastical texts. I picked it up at random and was soon using in preference to the more unwieldy Niermayr (still best for tough terms). DEL is particularly good at giving short definitions that are significantly different from classical usage such as found in Lewis and Short. Highly recommended.
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