Re: [tied] latin "ac"

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15956
Date: 2002-10-05

<atque ~ ac> means more or less "as well as", "and also", "together with" or "and moreover". <Gothi ac Gepidae> means <(the) Goths as well as (the) Gepids> and certainly doesn't imply identity.
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From: alexmoeller@...
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 9:06 PM
Subject: [tied] latin "ac"

How I see in my dictionary the latin ac= at-que and this one
is a conjonction
I see several meanings for this conjunction but none like "
the same as". Can it be that this conjonction has too the
sense of " the same as"?
So if I have a latin text as  :
there have been " gothi ac gepidae"
From this example, do I have to understand "there have been
goths the same as gepidae"? It is possible to make a such
confusion with the conjunction "ac"?
Or I have to see it as usual ,"there have been goths AND
best regards