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wondering if anybody can help me with this:
Deus agricolarum est Saturnus, qui olim rex caeli fuit, sed a filio suo Iove e caelo pulsus in Italiam venit...
I would translate it as: The god of agriculture is Saturn, who was the king of the sky before, but was thrown out of the sky by his son Jove and came to Italy..
I am having trouble with the grammar. What is pulsus. Also in my translation I have added "and" where no "and" exists.
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Literally it says "The god of farmers is Saturn, who once was the king of heaven, but [who], driven out of heaven by his son Jove, came to Italy." It is perfectly fine, or maybe even recommended, to reformulate this with a subordinate clause, as you have done.
pulsus is the perfect (passive) participle of pello, "beat; drive out; push; banish". This verb is borrowed into English as "expel".
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The word is also related to the nonborrowed word <i>felt</i> (a beaten fabric) and the <i>-vil</i> of anvil, from Early English <i>anfilt</i> (something beaten on). <pre></pre>
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