Latin is a classic language originally spoken in Latium, Italy. And it's still the official language of parts of the Catholic Church.
Two Latin phrases I recently found in the cemetery are below. I thought to share them here in case anyone is looking for a translation. First up: Deus vobiscum or Deus nobiscum.
I couldn't make out the letter just to the left of the crease in the open book sculpture above, but both translated to similar phrases: God be with you or God with us.
The second phrase I come across (on the same stone, actually) was Fideli certa merces.
This translates to – To the faithful there is certain reward.
These phrases were found on the tombstone for J. W. Pierce (1865-1901) at Level Creek Cemetery in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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