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English translation: alter Stil

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German term or phrase:a.St.
English translation:alter Stil
Entered by: Patrick Hubenthal
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16:44 Aug 1, 2006
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German term or phrase: a.St.
From a diplomatic report sent by the German ambassador in Constantinople to the chancellor in 1916:

"Es handelt sich hierbei um zwei provisorische Gesetze:
1) Das Gesetz vom 14. Mai a.St. v.J., von dem ich mich beehre, eine deutsche Uebersetzung in der Anlage beizufuegen..."

Okay, so the law is dated May 14th of last year, but a.St.?
Patrick Hubenthal
Local time: 04:14
alter Stil
Explanation:
The Ottoman empire used a different calendar (as did the Russians). I don't know when the changeover to the modern system occured.
Hope this points you in the right direction.
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Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 06:14
Grading comment
Ah, but of course! Thanks, Kevin.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +3
alter Stil


Explanation:
The Ottoman empire used a different calendar (as did the Russians). I don't know when the changeover to the modern system occured.
Hope this points you in the right direction.


    Reference: http://www.lib.umich.edu/area/Near.East/computus.html
Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 06:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Ah, but of course! Thanks, Kevin.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henry Schroeder: yeah, old style or Julian Calendar
3 mins

agree  mbrodie: yep, had this before, it should be "alten Stils" cf. entry in "Das Umschau AbkuerzungsLexikon" by Wolf G.Dorner
4 mins

agree  Anita Cassidy
7 mins
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