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Difference between cupiditas and cupido

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Difference between cupiditas and cupido

Postby phoooiee » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:31 pm

When looking up cupiditas and cupido they seem to have the same meaning. I am wondering if they are truly equivalent or whether there is a subtle distinction between them. Thanks!
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Re: Difference between cupiditas and cupido

Postby adrianus » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:08 am

Non est discrimen quod dignosco in dictionariis de OLD, L&S, Gaffiot separatim usus Cupidinis pro deo cupiditatis.
I don't see any difference in the L&S, in OLD, or Gaffiot dictionaries, apart from Cupido being used also for the God, or personification, of the concept.
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.
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