D.V.

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  1. bconway52

    bconway52 Puritan Board Freshman

    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?
     
  2. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

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

    CarlosOliveira Puritan Board Freshman

    Bradley, It means Deo Volente the Latin words for the English God Willing
     
  4. CarlosOliveira

    CarlosOliveira Puritan Board Freshman

    Opss...I and Andrew both posted at the same time! :)
     
  5. bconway52

    bconway52 Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks guys! Now that I know that I can get back to work. Of course, D.V. ;)
     
  6. CDM

    CDM Puritan Board Junior

    To add my totally necessary two cents: DV, or "Deo volente," is Latin for "Lord willing."


    ;)
     
  7. FrielWatcher

    FrielWatcher Puritan Board Sophomore

    I think it means "God willing" and I can't remember where I learned it. ;)
     
  8. biggandyy

    biggandyy Puritan Board Freshman

    It is Latin for Deo Voletne which when translated means "The Lord Be Willing". It dates back to the previous post in this thread. ;)
     
  9. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    :popcorn:
     
  10. bconway52

    bconway52 Puritan Board Freshman

    Wow. I wasn't expecting such a response!

    So, just to clarify: it does indeed mean "Lord willing" or "God willing"? :p
     
  11. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator Staff Member

    DV are my brother Dennis Vigneault's initials.

    In my humble opinion 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.
     
  12. bconway52

    bconway52 Puritan Board Freshman

    :amen:

    And it would also prevent threads like this from being started....well, maybe.
     
  13. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    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...
     
  14. Guido's Brother

    Guido's Brother Puritan Board Junior

    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."
     
  15. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator Staff Member

    s.t.o.p.u.s.i.n.g.a.b.b.r.e.v.i.a.t.i.o.n.s.
     
  16. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    It's time to close this thread.

    D.V.

    :rofl:
     
  17. biggandyy

    biggandyy Puritan Board Freshman

    L.V.
    D.V.
    It's all about your POV ;)
     
  18. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    I was wondering why so many theologians were also Doctors of Veterinary!
     
  19. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator Staff Member

    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
     
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