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Postby wongallo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:53 pm

Can someone help me with this?

Ille curavit ut nos e tempestate servaremur neve mergeremur-- vel potius nos ipsi qui merces eiecimus.

he took care so we would be saved or not drown in the storm-- or ... something to do with throwing out merchandise.

what is potius?

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Postby Gonzalo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:08 pm

Potius (from potior, potis) is a (comparative) adverb which means rather.
Verus enim amor semper tempore tristi elucescit magis. (Philipp Melanchthon: Decl. de studiis Linguæ Græcæ)
Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)
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Postby wongallo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:41 pm

Got it thanks!.

or rather we ourselves who threw out the merchandise.
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