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hectabrach plus

far from the title of this topic being the name of some obscure body ointment, i came across the word abolefacio today. i accordingly noted that the present active infinitive forms a run of six syllables that would all be scanned as short ab-o-le-fa-ce-re - thus what would surely be called a hectabrach.
does anyone know, or can anyone think of, a heptabrach or more?

~D
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The Fourteen Hundred words

Does anyone know of a website where I could find - in full dictionary format - the 1400 words that are reputed to make up the core vocabulary for at least 80% of any Latin text.

I have a list of the words not in full dictionary format which is not nearly as useful e.g. manus is listed but without genitive, gender and meaning and this would be so much more useful to me in ...
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real text, not pdf

I've been trying to find Latin grammars on the Internet, and I was very happy when I stumbled across TextKit. But I find those PDF books a bit hard to decypher sometimes. So I decided to begin transcribing one of the Latin grammar books on your site into HTML. I don't suppose there's anything illegal about that, but it may be a little tedious. Nevertheless, it will be a grat way to improve my poor ...
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In gratiam luminis ...

can anyone help with "in gratiam luminis"? - The obvious literal translation for gratia doesn't seem to me to apply. I wonder if 'in gratiam' has some special meaning but my dictionaries only give:- "in kindness, to show favor, out of good feeling, to show honor, etc., to any one".

I know that 'gratia' can be 'for the sake of' but that doesn't seem to be applicable as used in this case. 'gratiam' here is ...
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Avalon

I saw the movie "Avalon" last night... very interesting, very strange... those who like the mind-twisting reality shows but with asian movie style will like this.

Anyhoo, the idea of the movie is based on Arthur and there are many allusions throughout. One was a latin text saying the following:

hic iacet arthurus
rex quondam rex que futurus

And I think it's supposed to say:
Here lies Arthur,
once king and future king.

But that's ...
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help with idiots.....

hi, im trying to translate the following saying into latin,

"encumbered by idiots, we press on...."

so far i have come up with "excorsis impedire exprimabus..."

however, my latin is a bit basic, to say the least. i'm fairly certain this isn't correct, and im particularly unsure of 'impedire'. if somebody could point out which parts are wrong, and why, that would be fantastic.

thanks,

sayre
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Nepos' Agesilaus

Can anyone help me out with this sentence from Cornelius Nepos' Life of Agesilaus (6.3)

Namque illi, aucto numero eorum qui expertes erant consilii, commovere se non sunt ausi eoque libentius, quod latere arbitrabantur quae cogitaverant.

For they, by the increase in number of those who were not part of the plan, did not dare to move more and the more willingly because they thought ???? what they had been considering.

It's the 'latere' that's ...
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Mortem Vitae Sequens?

Hello,

I was told Mortem Vitae Sequens was Latin for "death follows life."

Can it be translated another way? Also, is it grammatically correct?

Thanks in advance!

Jen
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'homework' help

as I've posted before I am learning from the Oxford Latin Course. I'm hoping that I can get some help with my 'homework'.

I'm given sentences to translate. I have only learned the present active case so all my answers reflect that.

any help is appreciated.


translating from latin to english.
1) amici ad ludum lente ambulant. sero adveniunt.
the friends walk slowly to school. they arrive late.

2) ubi ludum intrant, magister iratus est. ...
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elisio

i've recently found interest in facetious* composition and this elegiac couplet that i wrote may be of interest or amusement to some:

inconcinnum incompositumque inceptum Elegiae ora** /
usque eludereque elidereque immodice est.

~D

*facetious is one of the seven known words to have a,e,i,o,u once and in such an order.

**elisio passim would not be so unless interversial elision occurred too!
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