Erant omnino itinera duo quibus domo exire poterant

By SpeedPocok5, in 'Latin Beginners', Oct 11, 2019.

  1. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Erant omnino itinera duo quibus domo exire poterant


    They were completely able to go out to two ways...
  2. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    No.

    The main clause is

    erant omnino itinera duo

    and the subordinate clause, refering to itinera, is

    quibus (itineribus) domo exire poterant
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  3. SpeedPocok5 Member

    What is my error?
  4. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    If the main clause is erant itinera, it cannot mean 'they were able'.
  5. SpeedPocok5 Member

    They were completely in the two ways...?
  6. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    What case is itinera duo?
  7. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Acusative neuter plural
  8. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    It could be, but that wouldn't make any sense with the verb erant.
  9. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Nominative pl neut
  10. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    Right -- so what would erant itinera duo mean?
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  11. SpeedPocok5 Member

    I thin that the sentence would be something like:

    Only Two paths were the ones who could exit from the house.

    Erant itinera duo: two paths were...
  12. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    Well, it means 'There were two ways in total (omnino)' ...

    How would you translate the sentence eis itineribus domo exire poterant?
  13. SpeedPocok5 Member

    These paths could exit from the house.
  14. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    What case is "eis itineribus" in that sentence?
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  15. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena

    Nevermind.
  16. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Dative
  17. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    No.
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  18. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Ablative? Why?
  19. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Yes, it's ablative. What are some ways you can translate the ablative?
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  20. SpeedPocok5 Member

    There are too many ways, like instrumental, of origin, of distance, cuase, company

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