Any LATIN experts here?

Bristol Pete

Novice Member
Hi,

Been trying to locate a latin phrase online but not having any luck as I think it may combine more than one/two words.

A while ago, my manager produced a report, which he entitled -

'From the depths of despair'

which I think is/means

'de profundis'

in latin.

Can anyone confirm this or correct the spelling for me.

Thanks,

Pete.
 

Garrett

Moderator
Captain Benefit said:
Hi,

Been trying to locate a latin phrase online but not having any luck as I think it may combine more than one/two words.

A while ago, my manager produced a report, which he entitled -

'From the depths of despair'

which I think is/means

'de profundis'

in latin.

Can anyone confirm this or correct the spelling for me.

Thanks,

Pete.

Only Latin I know from my family coat of arms (see sig below). But does this help? http://www.depro.org/

'de profundis' means out of the deep
 

t-force

Well-known Member
De Profundis does indeed mean "from the depths", or "out of the deep", but the despair bit is usually taken as being understood by it, so you're pretty much right.
 

Bristol Pete

Novice Member
Thanks guys. For reference it was a report on the improvement my team made some time ago, hence the from the depths. Lovely job.

Pete.
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Indeed, De Profundis is (or was) a well known prayer, beginning ISTR (for the English version) : "Out of the depths I have cried for thee, o Lord."

Chris Muriel, Manchester
 

t-force

Well-known Member
Chris Muriel said:
Indeed, De Profundis is (or was) a well known prayer, beginning ISTR (for the English version) : "Out of the depths I have cried for thee, o Lord."

Chris Muriel, Manchester

First line of psalm 129, in fact.
 

mjcairney

Distinguished Member
Chris Muriel said:
Indeed, De Profundis is (or was) a well known prayer, beginning ISTR (for the English version) : "Out of the depths I have cried for thee, o Lord."

Chris Muriel, Manchester

Is a well known prayer.

Always used at Roman Catholic funerals.

Cheers,

Martin.
 

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