Textkit Logo

tertio quoque verbo

Here's where you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Moderator: thesaurus

tertio quoque verbo

Postby Lavrentivs » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:02 pm

(Cic. Fam. 5.2.8.)

tertium quoque, it seems, means ``every other´´, but I'd like a full explanation; my hypothesis is that it means ``third again´´ -- well, it seems obvious now, but I'd like someone to confirm it.
Lavrentivs
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:50 pm

Re: tertio quoque verbo

Postby Patruus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:57 pm

I would take it to mean "with every third word" - cf. Bradley's Arnold Ex. 48A:6 -
Tu me altero quoque verbo collaudas. [Key]
You pay me compliments in every other word.
Patruus
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:31 pm

Re: tertio quoque verbo

Postby adrianus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:47 pm

Modus numerandi Romanorum ab eo nostro differt. Ei homines utramque finem includunt.
The Romans count differently from us by counting both ends. We say "every second // every other"; they say "every third".

A&G §631d: "The point of departure was, by Roman custom, counted in the reckoning, the second day being three days before, etc."
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
adrianus
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm

Re: tertio quoque verbo

Postby Lavrentivs » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:51 pm

Ita autem Patrui "altero quoque" "omnes" erit, ut mihi videtur.
Lavrentivs
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:50 pm

Re: tertio quoque verbo

Postby Patruus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:29 pm

cf. the penultimate footnote on this page -
http://books.google.com/books?id=5XFXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA210
Patruus
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:31 pm


Return to Learning Latin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, Jandar and 52 guests