Latin is still often used today.
Benediktum Benedaktum - a sentence which perhaps many people have heard once. It sounds good and somehow medieval. But what does the saying exactly?
Meaning "Benediktum Benedaktum"
- Benediktum comes from the Latin and means something like praise or fame. It is actually written with "C" (benedictum) and can also be written separately: bene dictum. Germanized it is then written "Benediktum".
- Benedaktum other hand, is a modified form of Benediktum to rhyme purposes. Basically "Benedaktum" has no inherent meaning, but supports virtually the noun. "Bene" is Latin and means "good." "Dactum" however, there is in Latin not only "dictum".
- The Latin word "dictum", however, can have many meanings - especially: expression, saying, word. In the context, this means a "bene" = "Good" and "dictum" = "word", so good word.
- Benedict and Benedict is also a well-known first name. The German Pope made use of this name. The female form thereof called Benedicta.
Application of Latin sayings
- Latin sayings are popular among people - they witness but from a certain know-how. Udo Lindenberg also makes use of these two words in his song "Benedictum Benedactum".
- Also well known is the toast? "Benedictum, Benedactum, in Africa run the women around naked at home because they wear clothes Alas, alas !!"
- Latin was once the language of scholars. Therefore, like Latin phrases or words are still used today to highlight the own scholarly status - along the lines of: Homo proponit sed Deus disponit (Man proposes, God disposes).