Tell me please what is にして means in the following sentence and how can we translate 「傲慢にして古き蛇」 part?


Thank you.

  • Do you have an idea of how this sentence might translate? ^^ – summea Jun 7 '13 at 18:28
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    Probably meaning #1 of dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/166889/m0u – user1016 Jun 7 '13 at 18:31
  • @Chocolate: There are three different lines on that page marked with a 1. どれですか? – istrasci Jun 10 '13 at 14:43
  • @istrasci えとね、一番上の、黒で、中抜きの、四角いやつです。 – user1016 Jun 10 '13 at 14:51

The name of our sin is Pride, the olden snake. Be wary!

Chocolate's link should be it. にして sounds more elaborate than a mundane という.

  • 傲慢にして古き蛇 = 傲慢という古い蛇 (傲慢=古い蛇) ってことですよね? [傲慢にして古き]蛇 → [傲慢であって古い]蛇 = "an arrogant old snake" ってことはないんでしょうか・・・? – Chocolate Apr 2 '18 at 1:51

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