If the Romans pronounced th like t, why didn't they write it likewise?
Theatrum is a Greek loanword. I believe all Latin words with "th" are. They wanted to reflect the original Greek "theta" sound in the orthography, even though Latin does not have such a sound.
Like all English speakers know, there is frequently no direct correlation between the letters belonging to a word and the way it has to be pronounced.
I hate it when they link the words together.
The translation should be "... goes from the theatre". Ab means "from", after all.
It's ad (to/towards) not ab (from/away).
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