[quote=JKirkLVNV]For Christmas, I was giving an old bookplate depicting Saint Martin cutting his cloak in half to help the beggar. Around the picture is this inscription:
Left: Vera Filia
Top: Avrea or Aurea Magvincia or Maguincia
Right: Sancte Romanae
Bottom: Ecclesie Specialis
Can someone help me with this? Thank you in advance.
vera filia = true daughter
aurea = golden, adj, I would imagine it is modifying filia or maguincia
maguincia = I have no idea
sancte = adv, solemnly
Romanae = Romans
specialis = intimate friend or companion
ecclesiae = would be assembly, either genative or dative singular or nominative plural.
I have no idea, but I hope that little bit of information will help. I’ll look again tomorrow… new years, and I’ve had somewhere around four glasses of wine. Latin’s a bit foggy at the moment.