Ineffable \In*ef”fa*ble\, a. [L. ineffabilis: cf. F. ineffable.
See In- not, and Effable, Fame.]
Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable;
unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.

(sourced from, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

I’m at a loss for words…When I was growing up, it took some work to get a definition of a word you didn’t know. You had to pull that heavy dictionary off the dusty shelf and look it up. Incredibly tedious ;).

But now, you type in definition:ineffable into your Google search bar, and Voila! Instant knowledge. So is Bishop Trautman really saying that Joe and Mary Catholic aren’t web savvy? 🙂

See great coverage of the USCCB translation fiasco here (Fr. Z), here (Argent), and here (Amy Welborn).

(Also, see the great comment on the previous post – relating this to our Google influenced, tab-ridden, limited attention span world.)

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2 Comments on “Ineffable”

  1. Etienne Says:

    Ouila????? Should be “Voila” = French, “There it is”, “Lo and behold”, etc.
    God bless. Que Dieu vous benisse.

  2. arscatholica Says:

    Je suis désolée! I didn’t mean to mangle my french – but I’m way out of practice. It has been corrected. Thanks and God Bless!

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