"Mercurius hastam non contorquet."

Translation:Mercurius does not hurl a spear.

September 2, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kevinmclarke

Why not "throw"? Hurl and throw convey the same notion.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnison06

While I don't know about "throw," two of the translations of contorquere (which I presume is the infinitive of contorquet) are fling and brandish. From the former, it wouldn't be too great of a leap to get hurl or throw, but the nature of these english words suggests it doesn't meant something quite as "neat" as just throwing a spear.

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuillermoCarlo

Isn't wielding a translation of contorquere? Wouldn't that also make sense?

September 11, 2019
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