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« Nam beneuolentia absurdum sonat (Isidore de Séville, Etym. X, 26) : une question de prononciation ? »

Abstract : In Etym. X, 26, Isidore of Seville seems to justify the spelling beniuolentia by the pronunciation: nam beneuolentia absurdum sonat. R. Maltby thought that this remark was Isidore's addition to his supposed source, which made it very significant. In reality, it is not an isidorian addition, but a loan from Placidus. Moreover, absurdum sonare does not necessarily refer to the pronunciation: by Augustine (and probably by Isidore), this expression means « to seem absurd ». Isidore does not speak about the pronunciation, but more likely about the orthography.
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Jacques Elfassi. « Nam beneuolentia absurdum sonat (Isidore de Séville, Etym. X, 26) : une question de prononciation ? ». Eruditio antiqua, HiSoMA/MOM, 2013, 5, p. 47-54. ⟨hal-01509020⟩

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