taedet eam vitae

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taedet eam vitae

Post by pmda » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:18 pm

Orberg (iterum)....

Tum vero infelix Dido fatis exterrita mortem orat; taedet eam vitae.

Taedeo (+ gen aut inf. + acc personae).

Nonne 'eam' acc. personae? She was weary of her life...

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Re: taedet eam vitae

Post by Qimmik » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:00 pm

Yes, "she was weary of life."

taedet is generally an impersonal verb, used primarily if not exclusively in the third person singular. The person who is bored or weary is in the accusative, and the thing that bores or wearies him or her goes in the genitive. me paenitet, "I regret", behaves similarly.

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Re: taedet eam vitae

Post by pmda » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:43 am

Quimmik thanks.

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