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muliere mulierem

Postby COPLAND 3 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:26 pm

I have run onto this in a Latin manuscript called the Bezae. I was curious if this has a meaning that is meant to express or emphasize something to a Latin reader, or if this is a scribal error that accidentally repeats a word. Here is the passage in context

adducunt autem scribae et Pharisaei in peccato muliere mulierem conpraehensam et statuentes eam in medio

This passage is from John 8:3, the Vulgate has

adducunt autem scribae et Pharisaei mulierem in adulterio deprehensam et statuerunt eam in medio
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Re: muliere mulierem

Postby thesaurus » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:04 pm

COPLAND 3 wrote:I have run onto this in a Latin manuscript called the Bezae. I was curious if this has a meaning that is meant to express or emphasize something to a Latin reader, or if this is a scribal error that accidentally repeats a word. Here is the passage in context

adducunt autem scribae et Pharisaei in peccato muliere mulierem conpraehensam et statuentes eam in medio

This passage is from John 8:3, the Vulgate has

adducunt autem scribae et Pharisaei mulierem in adulterio deprehensam et statuerunt eam in medio


It isn't a repetition, but seems to me a different way of phrasing what the Vulgate says. I think "muliere" should read "muliebre," which is the adjectival, ablative form of "womanly." Then "in peccato muliebre" would read "in womanly sin," i.e., a circumlocution for adultery.

The second "mulierem" is part of "conpraehensam" which forms the object of the sentence "a woman (having been) caught."
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Postby COPLAND 3 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:25 pm

Thank you very much!
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