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Latin Abbreviation?

Postby ChristinaCeleste » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:40 pm

While studying Lingua Latina Capitulum VIII last weekend, I noticed a certain abbreviation used in Pensvm A reading, HS.C. I wondered what it meant, but more why it was abbreviated in the first place. Does anybody know why those words were not just typed into the text? Thanks!
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Re: Latin Abbreviation?

Postby dom » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:48 pm

ChristinaCeleste wrote:While studying Lingua Latina Capitulum VIII last weekend, I noticed a certain abbreviation used in Pensvm A reading, HS.C. I wondered what it meant, but more why it was abbreviated in the first place. Does anybody know why those words were not just typed into the text? Thanks!




Yes i was also wondering about the abrivations in the Lingua Latina.
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Re: Latin Abbreviation?

Postby physisisti2 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:40 pm

Salvete.

Without the context, I may be wrong, but I believe that HS. is the standard abbreviation for 'sestertium', or sesterces, the unit of currency. C (centum) is the Roman numeral.

Valete.
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