Latin Vocabuary: And
Dear Latin Teacher,
It seems the Romans used both et
to mean 'and' in English. Is there a reason why sometimes the writers choose et
and sometimes -que
Thank you, Steve
These two Latin words meaning and
are basically interchangable. If there is a very slight difference in meaning it is that -que
implies a very close connection.
For example, Senatus Populusque Romanus
means the Senate and the Roman People, implying a very close connection.
Another difference between et
is that et
can be an adverb meaning even or also, where -que
is always a copulative conjunction.
When it comes to copulative conjunctions, atque
are much stronger than et
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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