Nuntii Latini - Celery woes?

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Nuntii Latini - Celery woes?

Post by Kimble » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:29 pm

In my third attempt in as many years to study Latin, I'm trying to follow Nuntii Latini as an exercise beyond what the textbooks offer.

Am I reading this headline correctly?
"Fuga apium universa in America."

All celery in America routed/put to flight/banished?

Huh??!

I'm working on the body of the story which I hope will help correct my translation of the headline.

All the same, my reading of the headline did let it perform it's intended fuction: it caught my interest!

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Post by Tertius Robertus » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:50 pm

bees apis can mean bees too

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Re: Nuntii Latini - Celery woes?

Post by ingrid70 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:50 pm

Kimble wrote:In my third attempt in as many years to study Latin, I'm trying to follow Nuntii Latini as an exercise beyond what the textbooks offer.

Am I reading this headline correctly?
"Fuga apium universa in America."

All celery in America routed/put to flight/banished?

Huh??!

I'm working on the body of the story which I hope will help correct my translation of the headline.

All the same, my reading of the headline did let it perform it's intended fuction: it caught my interest!

Kimble
It might be a cele-bration of cucumber-time; but you'll find it is about bees ;-).

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Post by Kimble » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:03 pm

Ahhh..

So it's the genitive plural of apis, apis, not the accusative singular of apium, apii.

It makes sense; a collective group (universa) of bees rather than a single celery stalk :).

Thank you!

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Post by Kasper » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:20 am

Interesting, Cassell's gives parsley for apium, not celery.
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”

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Post by Lucus Eques » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:07 am

I find "wild celery, parsley."
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