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    In English, amo means bullets and amat means a small rug?

    Amo, however, does not mean "bullets," nor is amat "a small rug," so beware of ... ioci terribiles (terrible jokes ): valete! (Wheelock's Latin, 7th edition)

    In Latin, amo menas I love and amat mean he/she loves. Does the above sentence imply that amo means "bullets" and amat means "a small rug" in English?

    Last edited by sitifan; 31-Jul-2014 at 11:58.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: In English, amo means bullets and amat means a small rug?

    "Ammo", not "amo", is short for "ammunition". "A mat", not "amat", is a small rug.

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