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Help on Esay trnaslation! Quick!

Postby threewood14 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:03 pm

What does this mean?

O, non aderat!

The prevoius sentence in my reading was asking for where someone was.

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Postby benissimus » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:09 pm

That means "Oh, he/she was not here/there/present." Aderat comes from adsum, adesse and has the same forms, including the irregular imperfect past.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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