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Postby Junya » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:44 am

Can circulus amplus mean "exactly circular form", other than "a large circle" ?
For amplus,
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... y%3Damplus
amplus originally means "full all around", according to L&S.
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Re: about amplus

Postby adrianus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:50 pm

I don't see an example anywhere where it clearly means that.
Ego equidem istius sensûs exemplum invenire non possum.
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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Re: about amplus

Postby Junya » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:45 pm

I don't see, too, in L&S.
How do you think ?
Exactly circular form is possible, or impossible, according to L&S ?
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Re: about amplus

Postby adrianus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:21 pm

Perhaps it's not impossible, as you say, but mathematicians tend to say "circulus perfectus".
Non impossibile, ut dicis, at saepiùs solent dicere mathematici perfectum esse circulum.
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Re: about amplus

Postby Junya » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:48 pm

Thank you. :)
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