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SPONSO and Promissum ?

Postby efferysmiller » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:03 pm

How different between SPONSO and Promissum ?
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Re: SPONSO and Promissum ?

Postby adrianus » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:53 pm

Salve efferysmiller et gratus nobis tuus adventus. Hi and welcome, efferysmiller
I look up a dictionary. Sponso is a verb (I become engaged/promised to marry), promissum is a noun (a promise). Of course, "sponso" could also be ablative or dative of "sponsus". Sponsio -ionis is a noun similar to promissum.
In dictionarium inquiro. Unum verbum est, aliud nomen. Et nomen sponsi enim ablativo vel dativo casu est "sponso". Sponsio nomen promisso simile est.
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Re: SPONSO and Promissum ?

Postby Interaxus » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:46 am

So what's "i promessi sposi" (Manzoni, 1842) in Latin?

'the promised spouses' (the betrothed) ... conjuges sponsi/ sponsi/ illi conjuges sponsi/ illi sponsi ...?

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