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Carl Orff

In taberna quando sumus (3:15)

A drinking song. In the third and fourth stanzas the Latin frequentative adverbs are translated with their classical meaning, three times (ter), four times (quater), etc. It is possible, however, that they are used as ordinal adverbs, i.e. ter means thirdly, in the third place, etc. Why a toast involving bis twice is missing is not obvious -- there may be textual corruption.

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