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Postby Cartusiensis » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:15 pm

Dōnāte nōs vītā pretiōsā rectāque.

Could anyone please help with understanding the sentence above? Vītā pretiōsā rectāque seems to be in the ablative case, but I cannot make sense of the whole sentence.
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Re: Exercise

Postby vastor » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:02 pm

A possible translation could be:
Bestow us with a rich and honest life

Vita could be in the ablative case as you suggested. Possibly an ablative of means, manner, or accompaniment, but without a context, it's difficult to say.
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Re: Exercise

Postby Cartusiensis » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:29 pm

Perfect. Thank you very much. There is no context: it is an isolated sentence from an exercise.
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