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Grammar and Meaning in Context of EIUS

I have a question regarding the translation of the Gregorian chant OS JUSTI, which Wikipedia claims to be used as gradual of the Commune Doctorum, and as introit I and gradual II of the Commune ...
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Is “their” being masculine or feminine?

The phrase I'm wondering about is "causas sui odii" — 'the cause of their hatred'. The men are discussing the cause of their (the men's) hatred? or the cause of their (the women's) hatred? If ...
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How do I say “this is mine”?

Suppose I want to say "this house is mine" in Latin. The straightforward translation, dōmus haec est mea, sounds odd to me—perhaps just because English changes its possessive pronouns in predicate ...
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Mors mea or mors meī?

If I wanted to talk about "the death of Caesar", I wouldn't think twice about using the genitive (mors Caesaris). But if you asked me what sort of genitive this is—possessive, partitive, or objective—...