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03:11 Feb 25, 2006
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German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Military / Defense / 1814 Prussian Military Appointment
German term or phrase: p.
The abbreviation "p." appears twice in this document, always preceding the appointee's name. Th document begins: "Nachdem Seine Königliche Majestät von Preußen Unser allergnädigster König und Herr resolviret haben den p. Christian Hirschfeld zum Second Lieutenant beim Dritten Elb Landwehr Infanterie Regiment in Gnaden zu ernennen und zu bestellen..." At the end of the document is the notation: "Patent als Second Lieutenant im Dritten Elb Landwehr Infanterie Regiment für den p. Hirschfeld." Any ideas what the "p." stands for?
Local time: 03:05

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Susan Madden



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I found a book called "Bemerkungen zu der Rede Cicero's für den P. Sestius" by J K Eduard Oppenrieder.
I tried to look up Cicero's speech in English and it said that Sestius was Publius Sestius. It seems to be a term used in Roman armies, I'm not sure about German ones. The only reference I found to Germany involved the Romans in Germany:
"In September 9 CE, a coalition of Germanic tribes, led by a nobleman named Arminius, defeated the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth legions and forced their commander Publius Quintilius Varus to commit suicide."

    Reference: http://www.livius.org/te-tg/teutoburg/teutoburg01.htm
    Reference: http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/top3mset/879e89be6ef16...
Susan Madden
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