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On meaning and syntactic structure of "usque eo quoad his sex annis"

Quoad here is a correlative of usque eo. i.e., thus/so far (usque eo) until/that (quoad). syntactically it is like the more common (usque) adeo/eo... ut/quo/dum/donec. like this Seneca's example Haec ...
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Were comma splices avoided in Modern Latin?

This doesn't quite make the 1900 cutoff, but: Arcadius Avellanus, born Mogyoróssy Arkád in 1851 Hungary, is said to have been the last native speaker of Latin. In 1878 he emigrated to the US, where ...
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Is ūnō a relative pronoun in this sentence?

The adjective contentus (satisfied, content) can be modified with ablative. For example, viro contentus means "satisfied with a/the man". In your case the attribute has two words: unus vir (uno viro ...
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can "postquam" and "cum" have the same meaning?

I think that Postquam Graeciam veni philosophiam didici and Cum Graeciam venissem philosophiam didici do mean the same thing. According to Woodcock #215, the most common subordinating conjunction ...
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History of grammatical term "Clause"

Certainly the concept of subordination existed in antiquity; the Greek grammarians used ὑποβάλλω or ὑποτάττω to mean "to subordinate syntactically", and derived from this the term ὑποτακτικόν "...
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History of grammatical term "Clause"

articulus ... Hence, a short clause, Dig. 36, 1, 27; also, a single word, ib. 35, 1, 4: articulus Est praesentis temporis demonstrationem continet, ib. 34, 2, 35: [Lewis and Short(TUFTS)] membrum ...
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Is ūnō a relative pronoun in this sentence?

I suspect one of the things that's throwing you off is the word order: it would have been much easier if the sentence had been uxor quae bona est contenta est ūnō uirō. However, that order feels ...
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