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quoque dies

Postby pmda » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:48 am

In LLPSI Cap XX: Iulia: 'Noli a nobis discedere! Vel si necesse erit domo abire, non modo tertio quoque die, sed cotidie ad nos reverti debes.

What does 'quoque die' mean? '...non only on the third day but every day you must return to us....' ??
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Re: quoque dies

Postby adrianus » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:57 am

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: quoque dies

Postby pmda » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:56 am

Gratias tibi ago.
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Re: quoque dies

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:10 pm

It would be worth adding that quoque is postpositive; it never refers to the word after it.
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Re: quoque dies

Postby pmda » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:01 am

I guess, therefore, it means each third day...
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Re: quoque dies

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:18 pm

By the Roman reckoning, yes. But, since they counted both the first and last day, whereas we don't count the first, it translates as "every other day".

For example:

Wednesday is two days from Monday in English, because we count only Tuesday and Wednesday. But, in Latin, it is three days from Monday, because they count Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Re: quoque dies

Postby pmda » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:53 am

Gratias tibi ago.
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