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Regarding sentence (1), I believe to understand the function of alia, you have to look at the following sentences: Unde vocum alia suavis est illa, scilicet quae subtilis, spissa, clara et acuta est. Alia perspicuaque omnem implet continuum locum, sicut clangor tubarum. Alia subtilis, cui non est spiritus multus sicut infantium, mulierum, aegrotantium. Alia ...


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The first sentence is I think simply a question of a misplaced comma. It makes good sense if read as follows: Unde vocum alia suavis est, illa scilicet quae subtilis, spissa, clara et acuta est. That is, "For that reason one voice is sweet, namely that one which..." The second seems more puzzling. Could sunt maybe stand for an implied sunt qui ...


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Footprint of the angel army I agree with Cerberus. Perhaps this should be a comment on his answer rather an independent answer, but I hear that the more answers the better for this site. This is the first meaning I thought of when I read the litany, and it seems to me (a big fan of Latin litanies) the most obvious meaning. Here Mary is thought of as a ...


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