Re: Mola Media, superior and inferior
- Well, that's what I get for haring off after a new idea... good thing
I have sensible folks to bring me back to reality!
I can't speak to a usage other than classical Latin, Martin; the
department in which I was educated frowned upon forays into non-
classical times and places. (I did get away with taking a medieval
Latin class; they tolerated one professor specializing in that area.)
A pity, because now I'd really find the later uses of Latin much more
But anyway, in classical usage, it was a grain mill, although when I
double-checked it in the dictionaries, there was one classical usage
cited with regard to olives. (For oil?? I know nothing about
> Why impose the extended use of the word _mill_ peculiar to EnglishAh, this is why we need and appreciate you, Martin. We don't always
> onto Central Europe? No Central European language conflates those
> establishments the way English does.
recognize what is peculiar to us, and what is not. Always something
new to learn!