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Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby DARKastheRAIN » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:59 pm

If not, what's a good adjective for "backward"?
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby adrianus » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:48 pm

Salve aterutimber
adjectivum: retrorsus -a -um
adverbium: rursùs, rursùm, retrorsùs, retrorsùm, retroversùs, retroversùm, retrò
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby DARKastheRAIN » Wed May 26, 2010 8:19 pm

I can figure out adjectivum and adverbium, but what does salve aterutimber mean?

also retroversa seems to show up in several scientific names, what does it mean?

sorry, I know hardly any Latin

thanks for your time
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby loqu » Wed May 26, 2010 8:22 pm

DARKastheRAIN wrote:I can figure out adjectivum and adverbium, but what does salve aterutimber mean?


Ater ut imber... dark as the rain :D
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby DARKastheRAIN » Wed May 26, 2010 8:26 pm

Ater ut imber... dark as the rain :D


Ha ha, thanks, I was trying to look it up with a Latin translator but I guess it wasn't showing up because it was all written together. It's nice to know what my screen name is in Latin though. :D
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby loqu » Wed May 26, 2010 8:29 pm

DARKastheRAIN wrote:I can figure out adjectivum and adverbium, but what does salve aterutimber mean?

also retroversa seems to show up in several scientific names, what does it mean?


sorry, I answered just before you edited your message (I also forgot to translate 'salve', = 'hello').

I guess adrianus tried to imply retroversa means indeed 'backward' (along with all synonyms he added).
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby DARKastheRAIN » Wed May 26, 2010 8:40 pm

Okay, thanks :)

So would via retroversa work for backward road?
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby adrianus » Wed May 26, 2010 9:32 pm

DARKastheRAIN wrote:So would via retroversa work for backward road?

Yes // Ita est, vel anglicè "the road back" vel "the way back", si id vis dicere. Visne? // if that's what you mean. Is it? Also, "the earlier road." // "via quae priùs erat"
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Re: Is there such a word as 'retroversa'?

Postby adrianus » Wed May 26, 2010 9:58 pm

Sorry DARKastheRAIN, I missed this
Me paenitet, ATERutIMBER, hoc omisi.
DARKastheRAIN wrote:also retroversa seems to show up in several scientific names, what does it mean?

It can mean "retroverted" or "tilted abnormally backward" (feminine adjective // pro adjectivo feminini generis "abnormaliter supinatus -a -um", ut potest)
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