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Postby sapz » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:48 pm

Hi there!

I encountered a sentence, "Neque enim dictatura mihi unquam animos fecit, ut ne exsilium quidem ademit".
What exactly is the purpose of "animos" (plural acc) here? Why is it plural? Is it something along the lines of "Dictatureship never uplifted my spirits (plural)"?

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Re: Animos

Postby adrianus » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:00 pm

Est pluraliter ut dicis, sapz. // Exactly, in the plural: spirits, passions
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Danimus wrote:2. In particular, some one specific emotion, inclination, or passion (honorable or base; in this signif., in the poets and prose writers, very freq. in the plur.). —a. Courage, spirit...b. Haughtiness, arrogance, pride...c. Violent passion, vehemence, wrath...d. Moderation, patience, calmness, contentedness, in the phrase aequus animus, an even mind...e. Agreeable feeling, pleasure, delight...f. Disposition toward any one...to be well disposed...kind, friendly feeling, affection, kindness, liberality...my heart, my soul...
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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