Hot answers tagged

3

No, it means that an organ is still (including today) not used in the presence of the pope. One would have to change the tense of utor from utitur (present indicative) to a perfect tense, which shows the action was completed some time in the past: usus est (perfect) or usus erat (pluperfect). Perhaps a clearer English translation would be: the Roman Church ...


3

From Lewis & Short's A Latin Dictionary: q. The use of ab before adverbs is for the most part peculiar to later Latinity: “a peregre,” Vitr. 5, 7 (6), 8: “a foris,” Plin. 17, 24, 37; Vulg. Gen, 7, 16; ib. Matt. 23, 27: “ab intus,” ib. ib. 7, 15: “ab invicem,” App. Herb. 112; Vulg. Matt. 25, 32; Cypr. Ep. 63, 9: Hier. Ep. 18: “a longe,” Hyg. Fab. 257; ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible