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    "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    "Itirty"(itirty): from a Blog talking about the MiddleEnglish Bible days(Tynedale,Wycliffe etc)"Learned Latin Scholars translating their Bible in its 'itirty' " What would "itirty" mean here?

    Best answer so far...(an Eastern Metaphor denoting the lowest of the low of Man)He was burnt at the stake :(
    ...but somehow I think "itirty" could mean something more simple:)(Middle Eng word for entirety???)A further clue:The author of the Blog did use some MiddleEnglish words to create the effect of those days

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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    Itirty???? Never heard that word....

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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    A mispronunciation captured in print for the word "entirety"?

    In its entirey = the whole thing.

    Just a guess.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A mispronunciation captured in print for the word "entirety"?

    In its entirey = the whole thing.

    Just a guess.
    I absolutely agree. It's either a mishearing or a typo for "entirety".


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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    'Itirty' is not defined anywhere as a word.
    Probably a mispronunciation of the number 'thirty'. I say this because they both contain similar letters.

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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grammar_Nazi View Post
    'Itirty' is not defined anywhere as a word.
    Probably a mispronunciation of the number 'thirty'. I say this because they both contain similar letters.
    You don't think that "translating their Bible in its thirty" sounds a bit odd, then?

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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    "In its entirety" is the perfect phrase in this context.

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    Re: "Itirty" (itirty) not in any Dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grammar_Nazi View Post
    'Itirty' is not defined anywhere as a word.
    Probably a mispronunciation of the number 'thirty'. I say this because they both contain similar letters.
    because:

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You don't think that "translating their Bible in its thirty" sounds a bit odd, then?
    emsr2d2, Barb et al are absolutely right. 'Thirty' would be meaningless in this context.

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