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Old June 13, 2017, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by JPablo View Post
I agree with Alec, except that in Spain "de marras" is still very much in use and very current, if you wish.
In Argentina too, as it is everywhere.

I meant the adverb marras, meaning antañamente*, is what is dated.
Atales avié d'ellos qe metién apellidos,
qe los oviera marras en Cogolla vencidos;
si de tan rehez omne fincassen escarnidos,
mucho máes lis valiera qe non fuessen nacidos.

The Life of Saint Millán of La Cogolla
Gonzalo de Berceo
circa 1230
[Now you can understand what I experience "perusing" (glancing through) Chaucer's Canterbury Tales]
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