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"Oratores epistulas mittunt."

Translation:The orators send the letters.

October 31, 2019

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Like the epistles of The New Testament... :D


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EpistulaEpistulaeEpistolaEpistolae • a letter, epistle, a written imperial decree • From Ancient Greek ἐπιστολή (epistolḗ), from ἐπιστέλλω (epistéllō, “I send a message”), from ἐπί (epí, “upon”) + στέλλω (stéllō, “I prepare, send”).

LitteraLitterae • From earlier Lītera, with lengthening of the consonant, from Old Latin leitera, from **PIE *leyt- (“to scratch”). Alternatively, perhaps via Etruscan from Ancient Greek διφθέρᾱ (diphthérā, “tablet”), of unknown ultimate origin. • LīteraLiterae an alphabet letter, handwriting, letter, epistle, literature, books, records, accounts, edict, ordinance

Papȳrus 46PapȳrusPapȳrīpapyrus (plant), papyrus garment or paper

ManūscrīptManūscrīptusManūscrīptaManūscrīptum • manuscript, hand-written • PalimpsētPalimpsēstusPalimpsēstī • palimpsest; a manuscript scraped clean for reuse. • From Ancient Greek παλίμψηστος (palímpsēstos, “scratched or scraped again”).

Inscrīptiō Inscrīptiōnēs inscription, title • inscrībō +‎ -tiō. • From in- (“in, on; onto”) +‎ Scrībō (“write”) From Proto-Italic skreiβō to carve (with scrīptus for *scriptus after scrīpsī), from PIE (s)kreybʰ- (to scratch, to tear) . Cognates include Ancient Greek σκάριφος (skáriphos) planing, writing, drawing.

Incidental ancient writing, jotting down, noting down: inscripting with a stylus into a layer of beeswax.

Scrībō From Proto-Italic skreiβō to carve (with scrīptus for *scriptus after scrīpsī), from PIE (s)kreybʰ- (to scratch, to tear) . Cognates include Ancient Greek σκάριφος (skáriphos) planing, writing, drawing. • Wax Tablet

CēraCērae wax, beeswax, honeycomb • from Ancient Greek κηρός ( kērós ) • Wax TabletTabula rāsa - blank slate, clean sheet • rāsa scraped, shaved •

TabulaTabulārium Tabulāria A collection of tablets; a registry, An archive

VolūmenVolūmina • from Volvō ( roll, turn about ) • scroll, roll, volume, book, revolution, turn, (poetic) fold, coil, whirl

LiberLibrī • From Proto-Italic lufros, from Proto-Indo-European lubʰrós, from lewbʰ- (“to peel, cut off, harm”), perhaps from lew- (“to cut off”). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic лѹбъ (lubŭ, “bark of a tree”), Lithuanian lùpti (“to peel, to shell”).[2] See also English leaf, lobby, lodge, Ancient Greek λυπή (lupḗ, “pain”).

BibliothēcaBbibliothēcae • From Ancient Greek βιβλιοθήκη (bibliothḗkē, library, bookcase, records office, compilation ), from βιβλίον (biblíon) Strip of papyrus, Small book, tablet, letter, Any book or writing +‎ θήκη (thḗkē) box, chest, grave, tomb, sword sheath.


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Why the letters


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In this case, it's not "letters" as in "letters of the alphabet", but rather "letters" as in "Dear So-and-So, blah blah blah, Sincerely, Me."

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