Disputatio:Milcolumbus I (rex Scotiae)
Uhhmm, I know that Milcolumbus basically means "follower of columbus" which is what the name is supposed to mean, however I'm pretty sure that the common latin form is Malcolmus; it has 783 results while has only 65. As for my use of "frater" I want all to be aware that I meant "cousin" not knowning the proper latin word - not even knowing if the cousin is on his mother or fathers side. I hope I haven't errored gravely in doing that. Thanks, Alexanderr 23:45, 19 Augusti 2006 (UTC)
- Hmm, you may be right. I see a Lexicon Universale hit in there. But on the first page, at least, the majority of the hits seem to be false Latinizations, e.g. Malcolmus Awsomicus. I suppose I should page through those and figure it out. In any case, the form Milcolumbus holds extra authority, in my view, because it is used by Buchanan, and also appears in the royal portraits gallery in Edinburgh (which I saw once, very briefly, as a tourist. If anyone can point me to online reproductions of those Latin-captioned paintings of Scottish kings, I would be very grateful).
- As for cousin, Frater is obviously not correct, but then again it would have been risky to use consobrinus or patruelis without knowing which side of the family the relation was on. Although it seems that Latin defaults to consobrinus in such cases, in royal families, paternal relations are more expected. But then if you look into it, things get complicated: It seems that Constantine was Malcolm's great-grandfather's grandson, which makes them first-cousins-once-removed. Now I know that means that Malcolm was Constantine's nepos ex patruele, but I'm not certain what that makes Constantine to Malcolm. I'll get back to you if I figure it out.
- I suppose in the meantime cognatus "relative, kinsman" would do. --Iustinus 00:01, 20 Augusti 2006 (UTC)
- Addendum: That was easy. According to this page the term we want is patruelis magnus. --Iustinus 00:04, 20 Augusti 2006 (UTC)
- Well if you want I'll add "patruelis magns" instead of brother - or you can do it. Whatever. Alexanderr 00:18, 20 Augusti 2006 (UTC)