I have a marriage record for Joseph Boscarino and Philapae Basile which shows:
Joseph Boscarino vidium( I think this is how it is spelled) Maria Collura
I am interpreting this to read: widower of Maria Collura, am I wrong interpreting this way?
This record was from the Family Search pilot program Monreale Diocese Campofiorito Matrimony 1770-1861 Image 142of 152.
Could someone log on to the Family Search site and look at this. I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks. I am new on this site and am not sure about how to go about getting help.
My Latin is really rusty, but the word viduus is widower and vidua is widow. The word in the document is viduum, so I do believe that he had been previously married to Maria Collura and that she had predeceased him.
I thought about posting a list of the Latin cases, as you have above, but I figured that really would not shed light on the meaning of the word viduum. It's been umpteen years since I studied Latin and never thought that I would have use for it all these years later. Thanks for clarifying that the word viduum, as it appears in the document, is only used to refer to a male.