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O, non aderat!
The prevoius sentence in my reading was asking for where someone was.
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That means "Oh, he/she was not here/there/present." Aderat comes from adsum, adesse and has the same forms, including the irregular imperfect past.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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