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Quod cum...fecisset,

Postby pmda » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:46 am

In LLPSI Cap XXXVII Orberg Scripsit:

Aeneas autem per tenebras errans coniugem suam quaerebat; quin etiam clamare ausus est maestusque 'Creusam' iterum iterumque vocavit. Quod cum diu nequiquam fecisset, imago atque umbra ipsius Creusae viro stupenti apparet et his dictis eum consolatur: "Quid iuvat me lugere, o dulcis coniunx?"

What's the meaning of 'Quod'? Does the sentence mean: 'Which when after a long time trying in vain.' ? Is 'Quod' a neuter pronoun referring to the 'thing' he's trying to accomplish - i.e. find his wife..?
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Re: Quod cum...fecisset,

Postby adrianus » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:12 am

Yes, it's the neuter pronoun, "which thing".
Ut dicis, pronomen neutrum.
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: Quod cum...fecisset,

Postby pmda » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:58 am

Gratias tibi ago Adriane.
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