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apparebat eidolon senex

English translation: a phantom appeared in the form of an old man

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Latin term or phrase:apparebat eidolon senex
English translation:a phantom appeared in the form of an old man
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23:59 Dec 11, 2001
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Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: apparebat eidolon senex
'There was an inscription on the stone birdbath. Stan read it but did not understand it - the only Latin he understood was the genus names in his bird classification book'

'Apparebat eidolon senex'
Richard Leach
.... phantom appeared in the form of an old man..
Explanation:
Mox apparebat idolon, senex macie et squalore confectus, ....

http://www.ancientlanguages.org/fall_1999_text/Week9.html
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Leo van Zanten
United States
Local time: 20:23
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that`s great thank you! I am still unsure as to how it fits in with the rest of the book but that`s not your problem, it`s so nice to know what the inscription meant. Thanks again!!!
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5.... phantom appeared in the form of an old man..
Leo van Zanten


  

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.... phantom appeared in the form of an old man..


Explanation:
Mox apparebat idolon, senex macie et squalore confectus, ....

http://www.ancientlanguages.org/fall_1999_text/Week9.html

Leo van Zanten
United States
Local time: 20:23
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
Grading comment
that`s great thank you! I am still unsure as to how it fits in with the rest of the book but that`s not your problem, it`s so nice to know what the inscription meant. Thanks again!!!
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