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You asked about its origin. It is in the Sententiae of Publilius Syrus. Here, towards the end of the section devoted to the letter "C". https://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lsante01/Publilius/pub_sent.html#c It is a verse in iambic trimeter, so if you want to replace "felicem" by another word it might be an idea to find one with the same metrical ...


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Adjective, "felix" is in the accusative case "felicem" (masculine/ feminine) = happy; lucky; fruitful; fortunate; successful. Here, of course, it means "lucky (man)", where "man" is understood. (The Romans used fewer words, than we do, to convey the same meanings.) Therefore, you may substitute any adjective, in the accusative case. How about "audax" = bold;...


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I've found that: Dans l'introduction, l'auteur insiste sur l'écart significatif qui existe entre les catégories chromatiques de la langue latine et celles des langues occidentales modernes. Il prend l'exemple de flauus, 'blond', viridis, 'verdoyant', et caerulus, '(bleu) profond', qui renvoient à des éléments précis dont la couleur n'est que l'une des ...


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