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CMatthiasT88
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Patrarat

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From Clementine Vulgate Genesis 2:2.

I assume its from patro and it looks to me like a Pluperfect 3rd Person Singular patraverat with the ve cut out.

Just wondering what this might be called and if it is common in the Vulgate. Thank you.

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As far as I know, it is quite common in all Latin texts.

See §181, https://dcc.dickinson.edu/grammar/latin/peculiarities.

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CMatthiasT88 wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:56 am From Clementine Vulgate Genesis 2:2.

I assume its from patro and it looks to me like a Pluperfect 3rd Person Singular patraverat with the ve cut out.

Just wondering what this might be called and if it is common in the Vulgate. Thank you.
I just did a quick search of the Vulgate for syncopated pluperfects and got 32 hits. Some are false-positives (e.g. parat, exhilarat, Ararat), but many look to be true pluperfects. PM me if you'd like me to send you the search results.

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A&G 181, thank you. Would you call this syncopation or contraction?

I think its interesting that in the very next sentence there is cessaverat a true pluperfect.

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Posting this here in case it's of interest to others.

This list should include all syncopated and non-syncopated forms in all persons, irrespective of verb class, in the Vulgate:

https://anastrophe.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin ... ubdivtype=

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