quis est iste qui venit

#1Silver ScreemerPosted 12/14/2009 9:42:17 PM
Anyone know what this means?

Doing a bit of research lead me to believe it's Latin, and a quick translation comes out to "anyone is that quae came"

Not very revealing.

Anyone have any idea why this is here above the bloody door after Nightmare run #2?


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#2enigmaticman2Posted 12/14/2009 10:09:08 PM
I put it into Wikipedia on Google and got a Wiki entry in Latin of the book of Job. The words "Quis est iste" started out the sentence. After that, I googled "venit" and found it to be a third-person usage meaning "to come." Thus, "Who is this coming?"

Apparently, it's also the title of a chorus piece:

http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Quis_est_iste_qui_venit,_C._39_(Giovanni_Gabrieli)
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#3MacDaddy MikePosted 12/14/2009 10:12:25 PM
I found this as the translation:

"Who is this who is coming?"
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#4AndrewRoguePosted 12/15/2009 2:15:09 PM
My girlfriend found a reference to it as part of a ghost story. Unfortunately, my internet is flubby right now, so I can't find it again.

But yeah, that translation is pretty much right on.

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#5bezerker99Posted 12/15/2009 2:56:11 PM
^ yeah....it's Latin and it is basically saying, "Who is this who's coming?"

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