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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stefania10y

Does anybody know what these Latin words means?

The duolingo dictionary dose not say the meaning for this word is it only my duolingo who is acting funny?

The words are : domi, ego, and sed https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/Latin/domi/ace86f51fb2c1e22cc881b6aa33d0cb0 https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/Latin/ego/867755079efdf5bb6ee75cc4dedceded https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/Latin/sed/b27ae21180aad67d690455be91ea4905

it says all the definitions for the words surrounding it. does not it have a definition, or it does, and my duolingo is broken?

thank you s.Marinette

November 14, 2019

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

The word is "Domus" meaning a house or a home.

"Domi" is the locative case, meaning "at home".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stefania10y

thank you this is helping me a lot b/c I'm writing it down


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WINGSOFFIREFAN2

Domi is "home" and ego sed means "but I"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

No, "Domi" is "at home". I can't think of any sentence where you'd say "ego sed". It would be "sed" and probably then something else, then "ego" probably in front of the verb or more likely left out altogether.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WINGSOFFIREFAN2

thx for correcting! XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Ego is "I" (as in "me, myself, I)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SofiaBerlin29

Your link says it means but.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

And your link is right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stefania10y

I just went on it and there is no translation for it thanks for the definition


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SofiaBerlin29

The hover doesn't seem to be working correctly. You have to infer it. The only word in all three latin examples is "sed". The only word in all three English examples is "but". So sed=but.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kati673185

if it is a whole sentence - domi ego sed - means ----- but i am at home


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

On Duolingo, you probably wouldn't see that phrase. Although Latin can leave out the verb, it's a little complex to understand when it can be done and when it can't, and for simplicity Duolingo always include the verb in the current course here.

Therefore, I would have said "Sed domi ego sum" or just "Sed domi sum" for "But I am at home." Including the "ego" stresses that it's I and not anyone else that's at home. I think the "sed" would normally go at the beginning of the phrase as in English, not the end.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yume270208

Forms of esse can always be omitted, other verbs not, even though you might most rarely find them omitted in poetry metri causa, which then, of course, leads to difficulties in understanding.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pavia958233

domi: at home (locative from domus) ego - I (but in Latin personal pronouns are only used if the are especially pronounced - normally they are ommited if the subject is clear from the predicate / verb) sed: but

Pavia (Sorry for my English I'm native German)

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