Some Idioms with Inter

These aren’t from A&G—I picked them up in the cobweb-covered corners of Lewis and Short. Enjoy!

  • iam tandem paene inter manūs est: at last, it’s finally within reach!
  • inter viam eō: I’m on the way!
  • Haec Toddī inter cēnam rettūlī: I reported these things to Todd at dinner.
  • inter initia architectī gestōrum saepe inter sē distulērunt: during the start-up phase, the founders of the company often quarreled amongst themselves
  • inter hās turbās senātus tamen convēnit: despite these upheavals, the senate convened (inter + accusative… tamen)
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3 comments on “Some Idioms with Inter

  1. Terry Walsh says:

    hic non ‘retuli’, sed ‘rettuli’ stare debet.

  2. interaxus says:

    Haec Toddī inter cēnam rettūlī: I reported these things to Todd at dinner.

    Why the macron in rettuli? Gavin Betts says otherwise.

    • rsmease says:

      I imagine that I found it in A&G at the time. Vowel length is a thorny issue because it seems to have varied over time and there are certain verbs/morphemes who’s vowel length is unclear.

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