desiderium


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desiderium

(ˌdɛsɪˈdɪərɪəm)
n
literary a powerful desire or yearning, especially for something once had
References in classic literature ?
a friend?" The word desiderium here cannot be easily translated.
I had chosen this text-tell me, dear D'Artagnan, if it is not to your taste-'NON INUTILE EST DESIDERIUM IN OBLATIONE'; that is, 'A little regret is not unsuitable in an offering to the Lord.'"
parvo tempore luxurie deservit et suumque miserum desiderium pravis
Bernard states succinctly how God's initiative of grace works as a person comes to love God in desire: "He [God] offers the opportunity, creates the affection, and consummates the desire (desiderium)." In the various immediate desires of a person, the desire for God is actually at work; and it runs deep in the depths of the person that lie beyond any conscious act of the will.
Comme Joachim Du Bellay, le juriste inscrit le desiderium patriae au caeur de sa poetique, mais lui donne une signification qui lui est propre : L'Hospital, fils d'un paria, doit d'abord trouver sa place aupres de ceux qui comptent dans la double carriere qu'il entreprend.
It makes sense for someone who possesses such an understanding of the desiderium naturale ad videndum Dei (natural desire to see God) to argue from the good of universal hope for the "infinite improbability" of divine freedom opting not to fulfill such supernatural yearning (a theoretical possibility, nonetheless).