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Re: The Poll ends! (Was: Are we too serious these days?)


From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: The Poll ends! (Was: Are we too serious these days?)
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 15:27:17 -0800

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003 23:03:29 +0000 (GMT)
Nicola Pero <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > ... I though "ora" meant "mouth" (and from that "orator"
> > > (speaker),
> > after googling the net I found quite a lot of meanings for 'ora':
> > [...]
> > mouth (actually n. plural of 'os')
> Yes! :-) that's it, thanks!
> I was wrong, in fact as you say "ora" is the plural of "os".  So much
> time since I last used my Latin.
[...]

My bad.
'os, oris, n.' (long 'o') is indeed 'mouth'.
'os, ossis, n.' (short 'o') is 'bone'.

I *always* confused those too, even back in school... :-P

Thanks to Nicola for pointing that out.

-- 
Chris




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