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Post by Turendil » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:20 pm

why does liberi mean children as well as free in the plural sense?
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Post by edonnelly » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:49 pm

I don't know the true reason, but I can tell you as a father that it seems quite intuitive to me.
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Post by ingrid70 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:27 pm

As far as I know, liberi were free-born children (as opposed to slaves). So yes, there's an etymological link.

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Post by decurion » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:35 am

'cause they're free.

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