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As Allen & Greenough 135e explains, When the denominator is one greater than the numerator, only the numerator is given. duae partēs two-thirds trēs partēs three-fourths, etc. So, duas partes means two-thirds.


A bit modified because the verb was weird: Concessi etiam eis has decimas, scilicet duas partes decimarum in molendinis et pannagiis et in ceteris dominiorum de Stotfolde [...] Translation: And I granted to them these tithes, namely two parts of tithes as mill-houses and as privileges of feeding swine in the woods and as others of ownership of Stotfolde .....


I believe this may be from Aristotle's Posterior Analytics. In chapter 2, he wrote: Ἀληθῆ μὲν οὖν δεῖ εἶναι, ὅτι οὐκ ἔστι τὸ μὴ ὂν ἐπίστασθαι, οἷον ὅτι ἡ διάμετρος σύμμετρος. This has been translated into Latin in a way very similar to what you quoted: Vera ergo oportet esse, quonian non ens scire non possumus; ut, diametrum esse costae commensurabilem. ...

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