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    D.V.

    I have seen the letters "D.V." signed at the end of emails and other various places.

    But sadly, I have no idea what it means. Anyone have some insight?
    Bradley
    Gainesville, GA


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    DV, or "Deo volente," is Latin for "Lord willing."
    Andrew

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    Bradley, It means Deo Volente the Latin words for the English God Willing
    Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira
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    Opss...I and Andrew both posted at the same time!
    Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira
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    Thanks guys! Now that I know that I can get back to work. Of course, D.V.
    Bradley
    Gainesville, GA


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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot View Post
    DV, or "Deo volente," is Latin for "Lord willing."
    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosOliveira View Post
    Bradley, It means Deo Volente the Latin words for the English God Willing
    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    Bradley,

    DV, or "Deo volente," is Latin for "Lord willing."

    It means Deo Volente the Latin words for the English God Willing



    Just thought I'd mirror the two fine gentlemen's words above.
    To add my totally necessary two cents: DV, or "Deo volente," is Latin for "Lord willing."


    Chris Mangum
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    I think it means "God willing" and I can't remember where I learned it.

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    It is Latin for Deo Voletne which when translated means "The Lord Be Willing". It dates back to the previous post in this thread.
    BiggAndyy
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    Wow. I wasn't expecting such a response!

    So, just to clarify: it does indeed mean "Lord willing" or "God willing"?
    Bradley
    Gainesville, GA


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  11. DV are my brother Dennis Vigneault's initials.

    IMHO you should put LW for "Lord Willing" at the end of your posts unless you are writing to the Pope who does actually speak latin, then you can put "DV" at the end, L.W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobVigneault View Post

    IMHO you should put LW for "Lord Willing" at the end of your posts unless you are writing to the Pope who does actually speak latin, then you can put "DV" at the end, L.W.


    And it would also prevent threads like this from being started....well, maybe.
    Bradley
    Gainesville, GA


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    - Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    IMHO you should put LW for "Lord Willing" at the end of your posts unless you are writing to the Pope who does actually speak latin, then you can put "DV" at the end, L.W.
    They you'd have to reform English, with f.g. for e.g., i.o.w. for i.e, t.s.a.t.p.s. for ibid and t.a.m.o.e.b.i.d.w.t.s.t.t.t.u.t. for etc...
    Tim Vaughan
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    It originally comes from the Vulgate of James 4:15,

    ...pro eo ut dicatis: Si Dominus voluerit...

    "Instead, you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills..."

    So, D.V. originally came from "Dominus voluerit," (the Lord willing, sometimes also said, "Sub conditio Jacobi" (under the condition of James)), but it has somehow over the years morphed into "Deo volente" (God willing).

    D.V. can be both "God willing" and "the Lord willing."
    Wes Bredenhof, Th.D.
    Pastor, Providence Canadian Reformed Church
    Hamilton, Ontario
    www.bredenhof.ca

  15. s.t.o.p.u.s.i.n.g.a.b.b.r.e.v.i.a.t.i.o.n.s.
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    It's time to close this thread.

    D.V.

    Jim Ellis
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    L.V.
    D.V.
    It's all about your POV
    BiggAndyy
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    I was wondering why so many theologians were also Doctors of Veterinary!
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  19. This could be handled as a quiz:


    The abbreviation, D.V. is the shortened form of Deo Volente who/which is:

    1. an Italian soccer star turned fashion designer
    2. the former president of the Motion Picture Association
    3. the former lead singer of Black Sabbath and Deo
    4. what a priest says when he places the wafer on your tongue
    B. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    5. Latin for 'God willing', or
    C. all of the above
    When it comes to havoc, I WREAK!
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