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Can someone explain this construction?

libur pro "liber" false positum (cf. hanc editionem) Alma dies = dies propitius, faustus, secundus mystam (cf. Graece μύστης) = sacerdotem fac imitere - imitor is a deponent verb, so all its ...
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how best to express 'in case of...'

No, a sī-clause cannot be nominal, it needs a predicate; in absence of one it reads just like 'if a fire' in English, i.e. as a elliptic list item with the same verb as before understood. The only ...
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