In 1378, the Catholic church saw a great divide that lasted until 1417. Instead of a debate over the Bible or God in general, the split was more based on power. For a number of years, the Pope lived in Avignon, France. When the next Pope moved back to Rome, there was a huge worryContinue reading “Fun Fact: When the Catholic Church Had Two Popes”
A piccolo is a small flute. The musical instrument gets its name from the Italian word for small.
Sonnets are poems of fourteen lines, invented in Italy by the poet Giacomo da Lentini in the 13th century. The name comes from the Italian word sonetto, which is related to the Latin word sonus for “sound.”
The name Priscilla is of Roman origin, meaning several things such as venerable, classical, ancient, and primordial. The name first appeared in the New Testament of The Bible, as one of the characters named Priscilla and her husband helped Paul the Apostle in his work.
The English word magnificent came into the language from Old French. Both versions come from the Latin word magnus meaning “great” in English.