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Dabis, improbe, poenas!

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:01 pm

Neque te teneo neque dicta tua refello: i, regnum Italiae per undas! Spero equidem te in mediis scopulis periturum [esse] et nomine 'Didonem' saepe vocaturum! Dabis, improbe, poenas!"

...from Orberg's CP XL: Dido is telling Aeneas to clear off and that she hopes that he and his companions drown. She finishes this with: Dabis, improbe, poenas!.... which seems out of context. I would have ended it with Daberis improbe poenas! ....You will suffer you wretch...! which seems to logically follow...

Unless I translate it somewhat idiomatically as: You hurt me you wretch!

Am I on the right track...?
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Re: Dabis, improbe, poenas!

Postby Qimmik » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:15 pm

poenas dare (active voice) means "to pay a penalty," "to be punished." "You will pay a penalty, wretch!" "You'll pay for this!"
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Re: Dabis, improbe, poenas!

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Many thanks. Actually I misread Orberg's help. He wrote = puniri which I took down as 'punire' - hence my confusion.
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