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What is "parecbolae"?

This is a word transliterated and adapted from Greek παρεκβολή (parekbolḗ), from πᾰρά (para-, "near", but here meaning "placed together") and ἐκβολή (ekbolḗ, "throwing out" but here meaning "something ...
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Can we finally know the difference between these words?

I would say, in a sense, tandem is little different from the rest, as tandem tends to imply pressure that was accumulating and being released, or something that was expected and finally happens (i.e. ...
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What's difference between a "stagnum" and "lacuna"?

It could be both a lacuna and a stagnum, both words are appropriate. With this kind of question, a dictionary of synonyms will often help. These are dictionaries specialized in laying out the ...
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Difference between filiī and liberī

Filius, i means "son" Liberi (masc. plur.) means "children" and more precisely children of free people, i.e. not slaves. This family has 2 sons but 3 children. There probably is a daughter around ...
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Difference between μένω and μίμνω?

You're right that μίμνω is a reduplicated form of μένω. A plurality of attestations seem to come from the epics, and L&S call it a poetic reduplication. μένω was in much wider use, and seems to ...
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What is the Latin word for the English word "mean"?

The most common word I've seen for that is significāre; I've both heard and used the phrase quid significat ___? ("what does ___ mean?") countless times in Latin classes. The second part of ...
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What is the difference in meaning between postposition "causa" and preposition "propter"?

The difference between causa and propter is that propter refers to an existing objective cause or motivation for something; causa refers to an intended purpose of an action, to be realised in the ...
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Difference between Postremo and Postea?

Postremo actually means "at last" or "finally." It is more synonymous with tandem. (Cf. the difference between at last and finally in English.) It's an alternate form of postumus. ...
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What was the standard ancient term for a thermopolium?

pŏpīna is the one, borrowed from Oscan or Umbrian, and cognate with (native Latin) coquina. Indeed, a Packhum search gives no results for thermopolium and 54 results (59 matches) for popina - note ...
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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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What is "parecbolae"?

I think there is a clue in the sive which separates the word from excerpta. Sive was once customarily used to mean 'or' when giving an explanatory sub-title to a more obscure name. For example, the ...
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Difference between filiī and liberī

Incidentally, starting with Augustus, having three children was honorable and gave men "certain political advantages", whereas having less than three children "restricted a man's ability to accept ...
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How to distinguish anthropology from human knowledge in Latin?

As Joonas said, this comes down to a distinction between subjective and objective genitive. When a noun is derived from a verb, a subjective genitive indicates the logical subject of that verb ("...
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How to distinguish anthropology from human knowledge in Latin?

Latin has both a possessive and an objective genitive, and so scientia hominum can well mean both "knowledge possessed humans" and "knowledge about humans". Using the genitive will ...
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