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"Corinna mane currit."

Translation:Corinna runs early.

November 18, 2019



Can "run" (early/late) be used in Latin as in English for situations in which someone is ahead/behind schedule? Or just the speed of pace?


What do you mean? "Early" can mean a slow pace in English? I'm not a native, and I've never heard "early" used this way. Do you have some examples?


In English, you could say, “I am running early,” if you arrive early for an appointment, meaning that you are running ahead of schedule (i.e., have arrived ahead of schedule).


No, "at a slow pace" does not work here. The verb "to run early" means to be ahead of schedule. But that's not what *Corinna mane currit". It means, I think, "Corinna gets up early in the day to go for a run". I would probably render that as "Corinna runs in the early morning" or "Corinna runs early in the day/in the morning".


Yes, here definitely something like "in the morning" is missing. Mane denotes primarily the first part of the day or as an adverb (early) morning. I would translate Corinna runs early, ie. before scheduled time, like "Corrina mature/matura currit." or maybe "Corinna tempestive/tempestiva currit."


A useless note: for a Russian ear [Corinna curit] means Corinna smokes cigarettes/a cigarette


That's on two totally different sides of the health spectrum.


Can this also mean "Corinna runs in the mornings" (i.e. repeatedly, habitually)?

It was accepted as a typo for "Corinna runs in the morning", but that's slightly different.

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