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Postby John Litteral » Sat May 01, 2010 9:10 pm

Thanks for all the help I have been getting on here I have managed to get some work done on a little project that I am doing, and I have managed to translate some small phrases on my own. But here is a sentence that I am stuck on, it concerns 1 Thessalonians 1:8 "For from you, the Word of the Lord was spread,"

occasione vestri diuulgatum est verbum dei, quia multi prius tacentes timore, exemplo vertro constantes effecti predicauerunt publice & in pluribus locis. ideo subditur.

Can anyone translate this for me?
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Re: help

Postby COPLAND 3 » Sat May 01, 2010 9:18 pm

I am the same person who started this thread, I created another account and somehow I managed to log in on my old one. Sorry for any confusion.
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Re: help

Postby ptolemyauletes » Tue May 04, 2010 2:38 pm

I may be able to help, but I suspect you have made an error in copying this passage... vertro is not Latin as I know it. What should this read?
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Re: help

Postby COPLAND 3 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:31 pm

Yes, it was my mistake, it is vestro. I am looking at at ancient text so it is hard to tell sometimes. Thanks!
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Postby thesaurus » Tue May 04, 2010 7:30 pm

COPLAND 3 wrote:Yes, it was my mistake, it is vestro. I am looking at at ancient text so it is hard to tell sometimes. Thanks!


occasione vestri diuulgatum est verbum dei, quia multi prius tacentes timore, exemplo vestro constantes effecti predicauerunt publice & in pluribus locis. ideo subditur.


"By your pretext/occasion the word of God is disseminated, because many, who were previously silent from fear, made bold by your example, preached openly and in many places. It was furnished for that reason."

I'm not sure what to make of "ideo subditur," so I welcome suggstions.
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Re: help

Postby adrianus » Wed May 05, 2010 12:39 am

thesaurus wrote:I'm not sure what to make of "ideo subditur," so I welcome suggstions.

= (ut dicis) "It was furnished for that reason." = "God spoke precisely in order his word would be spread."
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Re: help

Postby COPLAND 3 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:40 am

Thank you, that was very helpful!! I really appreciate everyone's help!
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Postby ptolemyauletes » Wed May 05, 2010 2:44 pm

I think 'occasione vestri' might better be rendered as 'because of you', in a due to your fortunate arrival/intercession etc. sense. I think it is being used similarly to 'causa'.
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Re: help

Postby thesaurus » Wed May 05, 2010 5:07 pm

ptolemyauletes wrote:I think 'occasione vestri' might better be rendered as 'because of you', in a due to your fortunate arrival/intercession etc. sense. I think it is being used similarly to 'causa'.


Yes, that makes sense. I wasn't exactly sure what sense he was using it in.

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