- I have been trying to translate some marriage records that are
written in Latin. But I cannot find the meaning of a couple of words
and was hoping that someone in the group would know what they mean.
I have tried several Latin dictionaries without any luck.
In these church records, the marriages show the names of the bride
and groom and indicate if they are single (juvenis/virgin)or
widowed. If they are single, the parents names follow and indicate
if they were a son (filius) or daughter (filia). Many but not all of
the parents have a word before the father's name which appears to
be "condam". Sometimes it is between the father's 1st name and
surname. Sometimes it is with the mother's name. Does anyone know
what that word would be?
If the man was a widow, the man's deseased wife is shown with the
word "viduus" or "widow of" before her name. If the woman was
previously married, her deceased husband has the word "derelicta"
before his name which I assume means "left behind" or another way to
indicate "widow of".
Anyway, I'd appreciate any thoughts on what "condam" means.