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Thursday, June 15, 2006

new favourite word

'Ortopapa'. Used by at least one writer during the 1378-1417 Schism, to describe the true pope, as opposed to the 'antipapa'. Who says that mixing Greek and Latin is a modern error? (Unless 'papa' is related to Greek anyway? I dunno, I'm just an ignorant medieval.)

Benedict XVI, Ortopapa. I like it.

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Blogger Perpétua:

Ortopapa - Hoorah! :)

It's all quite funny really, one of the new words that I have picked up after reading Cardinal Newman is 'sham'!

Fri Jun 16, 03:33:00 AM GMT  

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