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Post by phil » Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:59 am

I'm assuming this word is a misprint in Harrius, because it's not in my dictionary, nor in words.exe. Here is its context:
'age vero, puer, audi verba mea,' inquit hirriens. (The fellow speaking is is in a somewhat excited state.)
I'm assuming it's a present participle of either 3rd-i or 4th conjugation. Or it could be horrens, (bristling) but that would require 2 spelling mistakes in the same word. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Post by benissimus » Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:09 am

Just looked it up in the Oxford. One occurrence of hirrire, "to snarl".
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Post by phil » Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:33 am

Thank you indeed. Snarling he would be.

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