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Latin abbreviations

December 7, 2012

James Dowden asks,

This is brilliant. I’m now trying to work out quite which word the abbreviation “ȹ” stands for (as in the middle of the last line of Psalm 94(95)). Quia? Quod? Quoniam?


Here is the verse in question in the Pagninus Bible online,

psalm 94 11


אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי בְאַפִּי;

    אִם-יְבֹאוּן, אֶל-מְנוּחָתִי


Propterea iuraui in furore meo,
quod non introibunt in requiem meam


so I swore in my wrath
that they shall not enter into my rest.

According to this site, ȹ means qui or quod but I am pretty sure it can also stand for quia. I think it is quod “that” in this case, but I am no expert.

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