Latin/Invocation

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How do you say "Saints Natalie and Aurelius, pray for us" in Latin? It is too difficult for me due to the fact that we deal with both genders.

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You would render that:  "Sancti Natalia et Aureli, orate pro nobis."

When masculine and feminine genders are both involved, the masculine gender (in the plural) takes precedence, thus, "sancti."  The vocative of masculine nouns ending in "-ius" is "-i", thus "Aureli."  The verb is in the plural imperative, thus, "orate."

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Ph.D. Cand. in Classical Languages. Conversant with all forms of the language: classical, mediaeval, and modern.

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