elduce wrote:In the exercises a sentence read that "We seek advice from the leader" (paraphrased).
Consilium ex duce quaesimus.
The answer was:
Consilium ab duce quaesimus.
I understand 'ab' to mean 'away from', as moving away from.
Advice should come 'out of' the leader, 'from within'. Right?
can mean simply "from", as can ex
, but I am more inclined to relate ex
with "out of". ex
is really a more violent concept, expressing that the motion begins within one thing and goes elsewhere. ab
expresses motion originating from a source, in a more vague sense (could be within the source or from its periphery), and going elsewhere.
PS Wheelock's answer key should be revised.
In what way? It was just updated last week.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae