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contradictia in adjecto

15:05 May 8, 2008
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy / Nietszche
Latin term or phrase: contradictia in adjecto
Dear all,

I am looking for the precise meaning of this phrase: does it mean 'contradiction in terms'? Forgive me also if my spelling is imperfect!



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3 +1a contradiction in what has been supposed/said



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a contradiction in what has been supposed/said

'Contradictia' is certainly for 'contradictio'. 'Adiecto' seems to be the perfect passive participle, used substantively, of the verb 'adicere', which sometimes means 'to add a new thought to what has preceded', sometimes 'to add what has already been said'.

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agree  Jim Tucker (X): I suppose this is to highlight or emphasize the last element mentioned, the locus of the inconsistency with what precedes.
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