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mirum in modum

Postby pmda » Sun May 29, 2011 4:18 pm

In Orberg LLPSI:

...nam sicut ille mirum in modum servatus est.

= ...nam sicut ille servatus est in modum mirum.

'Mirum' adiectivum masculinum accusativum (?)
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Re: mirum in modum

Postby adrianus » Mon May 30, 2011 6:13 pm

Ita est, ut dicis, pmda.
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: mirum in modum

Postby pmda » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:16 pm

nam sicut ille mirum in modum servatus est, cum iam de salute desperaret, ita homines nonnumquam conta spem e maximis periculis eripiuntur.

...actually revisiting this on my quick review of LLPSI Pars I, it seems that 'mirum' must qualify 'modum' and, therefore, must be neuter accusative singular.

I translate it as follows: For just as he was saved in this surprising way, when he had already despaired of life, not a few men have against hope been rescued in this way from the greatest danger'.
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Re: mirum in modum

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:09 pm

No, modus is masculine ;)
mihi iussa capessere fas est
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Re: mirum in modum

Postby pmda » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:21 pm

oops.. Of course... The longer I study the less I know.

But it is qualified in the accusative masculine by 'mirum' right?
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Re: mirum in modum

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:26 pm

Yep!

We all slip from time to time. The longer we study, the more pebbles on the hill to trip us up.
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