Yoshinori Shigematsu
Question from a novel Down the mahogany-paneled hallway, through double doors standing three-quarters of the way open on their recessed tracks, into the library cum reading-room cum bar. What does "cum" mean in this sentence?
Dec 10, 2016 5:14 AM
Answers · 3
A cum B means like a B, also serving the purpose of B, a combination of roles. dictionary : with; combined with; along with (usually used in combination): "cum" is probably Latin. "with" from memory, but it's a long time since I studied Latin. Sorry.
December 10, 2016
"Along with". So the room was a library but it was also used as a reading room and a bar.
December 10, 2016
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Yoshinori Shigematsu
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English, Japanese
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