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Hi,

Please could you help me translate this in to latin?

"Jacob, son of David"

My 5 month old son (Wife) got me a name the star gift for fathers day and I wanted to call it that. Most star names are latin and it sounds better than plain english.  

I thought it could be "Iacobus, filius david"  but i wanted to get it right before I did it.

Thanks so much..

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Hello,

"Jacob, son of David" translates correctly as  “Iacob, Davidis filius”.

Please note that:

1)the Latin name for “Jacob” is not “Iacobus” which does not exist at all, but “Iacob” which  cannot be declined, that is to say that it does not change its ending.

2)the genitive of the Latin name “David”  is “Davidis” just meaning “of David”.

Best regards,

Maria
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Grammatical parsing

-Jacob = IACOB (nominative case of a name wich cannot be declined)
-son = FILIUS (masculine noun, nominative case, 2nd declension)
-of David =DAVIDIS (genitive singular of DAVID, 3rd declension)

Note that in Latin the genitive precedes the noun it refers to as in "Davidis filius" where the genitive "Davidis" is before the nominative "filius".

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