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Postby pmda » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:27 pm

I found this in the book of Genesis:

Ponamque fœdus meum tecum: et ingredieris arcam tu et filii tui, uxor tua, et uxores filiorum tuorum tecum.

....which translates as ....

And I will establish my covenant with thee, and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee.

What does 'foedus' here mean. I can find no translation of 'foedus' that means 'covenant'. ?
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Re: foedus

Postby Qimmik » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:23 pm

"Covenant" is one of the meanings given for foedus in Lewis and Short. See II:

http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.5:1044.lewisandshort
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Re: foedus

Postby pmda » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:36 pm

Thanks Quimmik - I should be more observant.
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