Angelus custos me semper protege
What exactly does it mean? Like guardian angel watch over me?
actually the correct phrase sounds as:”Angele custos, me semper protege“, not “Angelus custos ...”, as the correct vocative case of the Latin noun “angelus” is just “Angele”.
So “ Angele custos, me semper protege “ means exactly:”Guardian angel,watch always over me”.
Please note that:
-ANGELE (vocative case of the masculine noun ANGELUS, 2nd.declension)= [Oh] angel, as a Vocative case indicating direct address.
-CUSTOS (vocative case, 3rd.declension)= guardian
-ME (direct object, accusative depending on PROTEGE)= over me
-SEMPER (adverb)= always
-PROTEGE (2nd.person singular, imperative of PROTEGO, I watch over)