You are viewing antoniseb

Dottore Graziano [userpic]

Hippitus Hoppitus Res Domine

April 5th, 2007 (07:09 pm)

Has anyone relatively fluent in Latin happened to have gotten the lyrics to the Easter song on the most recent South Park?
There's a repeat tonight at ten for those thinking of giving it a look.

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 6th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
South Park

I could translate it but I can't find a transcript of the latin lyrics.

Posted by: Dottore Graziano (antoniseb)
Posted at: April 6th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
Re: South Park
South Park

Right, well, it would have taken the lucky confluence of someone who could translate it being the geeky type to have recorded it AND have had it catch their curiosity or funny-bone enough. I didn't record it.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 7th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
according to my closed captioning...

Sanctum Peter Cotium
Deus ri hunnam
hippitus hoppitus reus domine

In suus via torreium
Lepis en ei sanctum
hippitus hoppitus reus domine



My rough translation with 2 years of high school Latin many years ago (and a LOT of help from InterTran) came out as:

Everyday Saint Peter
God's bunny goddess
hippity hoppity lady of answers

Upon his burning road
Behold her holy elegance
hippity hoppity lady of answers



-- susan_semadeni[at]yahoo.com

Posted by: Dottore Graziano (antoniseb)
Posted at: April 7th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC)
Re: according to my closed captioning...

Wow! Thanks!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 7th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: according to my closed captioning...

No problem. :) And actually I took another look later last night and it was actually "Deus en ri hunneam", so I think it was actually supposed to be "BEHOLD God's bunny goddess"...or something like that.

My Latin teacher is probably rolling over in her grave about now!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 8th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: according to my closed captioning...

Yes. Yes, she is.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 9th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
Re: according to my closed captioning...

I'm getting something like this (to any other Latin scholars out there, I know I have my endings wrong, but it's been a few years, and I only spent a few minutes on this).

Sanctum Peter Cotium
Deus en re unium
hippitus hoppitus reus Domine

In suus via torreum
Lepis en re sanctum
hippitus hoppitus Dues Domine

which may sorta mean

Saint Peter Cotton
God hey it’s the one
hippity hoppity one of the lord

On the road of flame
The rabbit, hey it’s sacred
hippity hoppity king of kings

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 9th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: according to my closed captioning...

The second version of the Latin is closer, i dunno if the translation is good but when you watch the video again and listen to it youll see it's on the money

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 9th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
oops

posted the above, just correcting myself a little

Scanctum Peter Cottium
Deus in re unium
hippitus hoppitus reus Domine

In suus via torreum
Lepus en re sanctum
hippitus hoppitus Deus Domine

which I think may mean something like

Saint Peter Cottontail
God, hey it's the one
hippity hoppity one of the Lord

On the Road of Flame (or possibly "Burning Road")
The rabbit, hey it's sacred (or possibly, it's a saint)
hippity hoppity king of kings



en - is a word used often in questions, but also generally means "hey" in a statement
res - (it sounds like "reus" in the song) means "thing, matter, stuff" and other such all purpose words, so I used it
this may be totally wrong, but if the word actually is "reus" ... Well, in ancient Latin, that's a term for defendant or culprit. Maybe it means something else in church Latin, or maybe there's a joke I'm missing?

Lepus - of course, means rabbit (as in, Night of the Lepus)

torreum - well, torreo means to burn or roast, so I'm guessing, since "via sacra" means "sacred road" that "via torreum" has to do with a road on fire

I'm pretty sure that "Cottium" here is just a nonsense word comming from Cotton-Tail, not the Latin "cotidie," which means daily.

Keeping in mind that my Latin scholarship is all of the ancient sort, and I have very little experience in medieval/ecclesiastical Latin, anyone out there who's memorized the Latin mass might want to jump in on this one.

Posted by: Dottore Graziano (antoniseb)
Posted at: April 9th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: oops

Well, whoever you are, thanks! this is great!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 10th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: oops

you've done well 'nuf. It's really dog latin (not to be confused with pig latin...look it up), so real sense can hardly be made of it.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 3rd, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Re: oops

To an extent yes it is dog Latin, however if I am not mistaken dog Latin is made to seem like Latin but has no real Latin words unless by complete coincidence. It looks like they looked in a Latin-English dictionary and/or phrasebook for words with a certain number of syllables and put them together in a pretty disorganized and nonsensical fashion, it was probably a sort of inside joke.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: according to my closed captioning...

"SANTCIUM PETER COTIUM"= sacred peter cotton [tail]

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 5th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Latin Lyrics in South Park

I think the song is "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" translated into Latin...

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Latin Lyrics in South Park

I think the song is "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" translated into Latin...

-it has go to be because it is related to:

Sanctum Peter Cotium
Deus ri hunnam
hippitus hoppitus reus domine

In suus via torreium
Lepis en ei sanctum
hippitus hoppitus reus domine

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 28th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
wow

this song is probly another thing that the preists are hiding from us

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 16th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: wow

yea 1 out of 1,000,000

Posted by: Paladin_of_Gaia (paladin_of_gaia)
Posted at: May 25th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)

Ok...we were just watching the South Park Fantastic Easter Special...I went to go google the St. Peter latin bit...you're LJ entry here was the second entry up on Google.

Posted by: Dottore Graziano (antoniseb)
Posted at: May 25th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
ThumbUp

That is strangely cool! Thanks for discovering!

19 Read Comments