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Art/Literary - Religion
|Latin term or phrase: "In principii" versus "in principiati"|
I am trying to understand the difference between these two terms that are in the same line. As understand them, they mean the same but why the distinction "iis/iatis"? Is it something grammatical?
"Vita hominis in principiis sit in cerebris, et in principiatis in corpore"
Thank you very much in advance if someone could give some light into this.
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|"principles or causes" vs "effects"|
The excerpt you give seems to come from a philosophical text, and in the philosophical literature from St. Thomas to St. Gregory of Nyssa, as well as many more modern examples such as Kant and Hildebrand, all seem to make reference to principium vs principiatum, ie. cause vs. effect. So your phrase means, "The life of a man should consist in the mind with respect to principles/causes, and in the body with respect to effects", or perhaps even better, "The life of a man should consist first and foremost in the mind and secondarily in the body."
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|Thank you very much. |
The cause v/s effect explanation makes sense. I like the how is illustrated in your second example. You are right about the text being philosophical and I did look into the St. Thomas Aquinas text but still couldn't get that meaning.
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