Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Just Joined
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Oct 2015
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    Question compos mentis

    were you in compos mentis when you adviced me to by that house?
    what is the meaning of compos mentis


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Oct-2015 at 18:43.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,453
    #2

    Re: compos mentis

    Welcome to the forum.

    I have changed your thread title for the following reason:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.' (Extract from the Posting Guidelines.)

    Quote Originally Posted by mmayhall View Post
    Were you in compos mentis when you advised me to buy that house?

    What is the meaning of 'compos mentis'?

    Please note my amendments to your post. Start every sentence with a capital letter and end it with a punctuation mark — as in French.

    'Compos mentis' is Latin, meaning 'of sound mind' or 'sane', so it's incorrect to put 'in' before it. The opposite is 'non compos mentis'.


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Oct-2015 at 18:48.

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,596
    #3

    Re: compos mentis

    "in compos mentis" is incorrect. Where did you find that "sentence"? You can easily look up "compos mentis" in a dictionary, try here: http://www.onelook.com/
    and then bookmark it for future reference. As you are a French speaker I am surprised that you are not familiar with it, it's Latin.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 24-Oct-2015 at 09:06.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •