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Quare omnes isti libri vocentur libri prophetales.
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Submitted by jairhaas
Source language: Latin

Quare omnes isti libri vocentur libri prophetales.

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books
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Translated by sgrowl
Target language: English

Therefore all these books could be called prophetical books.
Last validated or edited by lilian canale - 3 January 2010 00:05





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2 January 2010 19:29

Aneta B.
Number of messages: 4449
This is nearly perfect.
But as "vocentur" is in subjunctive, I would change the verb a bit:

"Therefore/That is why* all these books could be called prophetical books".

* Both are possible here.

2 January 2010 19:46

jairhaas
Number of messages: 261
What about "should be", which would fit in better with the context?

2 January 2010 20:11

Aneta B.
Number of messages: 4449
Coniunctivus has got many functions in Latin, jairhaas. It can express possibility, wish, supposition, order...
I've proposed to translate the sentence by "possibility" (coniunctivus optativus), because,without context,it seemed to be the best option.
Anyway, I think that "should be" is possible here too(it would be "coniunctivus iussivus" expressing an order...).

2 January 2010 20:46

jairhaas
Number of messages: 261
Thank you, Aneta!

2 January 2010 20:49

Aneta B.
Number of messages: 4449
You're welcome.