Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Fili mi, Absalon
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
Fili mi Absalom, fili mi Absalom,
Quis mihi tribuat ut ego moriar pro te 
Absalom, fili mi, fili mi.

2 Samuel 19:1


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mon fils, Absalom", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2014-06-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-02-10 03:57:06
Line count: 3
Word count: 19

Mon fils, Absalom
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Mon fils, Absalom, mon fils, Abasalom,
Qui m'accorderait que je sois mort à ta place toi.
Mon fils, Absalom, mon fils, Abasalom.


  • Translation from Latin to French (Français) copyright © 2018 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-02-10 03:58:44
Line count: 3
Word count: 22