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I was diving back into Latin again after falling off the wagon (I have little self-discipline), and I noticed a strange translation in the chapter one readings of Wheelock's Latin (6th edition). Wheelock's gives the initial definition of Moneo to be "to remind/advise/warn". However, in the reading "Horace Contemplates an Invitation", they've translated it as "to admonish". Now, I have looked this up in Cassell's- according to it this is indeed a valid translation of Moneo, however, where it should be "remind/advise/warn" it is "remind/admonish/warn". So, does moneo also translate as "to advise"?
understand that words have spheres of meaning, and two words from different languages will usually not have the exact same sphere... so they usually give many meanings to give you an idea of the range of meaning. Latin is not a code to write English in, it is a language in it's own right and it can have one word that expresses two related concepts that in English we use separate words for. Let it be flexible, don't try to box it in.