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cum parva manu?

Postby Quis ut Deus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:46 pm

Salve Amice!

Quid sententia anglice "cum parva manu equitum" habet?

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Re: cum parva manu?

Postby rkday » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:50 pm

manus can often refer to a band of men or soldiers, which seems to be its sense here - "with the knights' small band of men". Odd that there are more equites than manus, but the context probably makes better sense of it.

Edit: It occurs to me now that equitum is more probably descriptive than possessive - "with a small band of knights", then.
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Re: cum parva manu?

Postby Quis ut Deus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:09 pm

@rkday

Thanks for the insight. I hadn't realized "manus" could mean "band." Now it makes total sense.

Gratias tibi ago!

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