Typo in Poetry by Taras Shevchenko

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Jorge González Belmar

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Aug 15, 2022, 11:25:16 PMAug 15
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"And then he opes his lips to say"  maybe should say "And then he opens  his lips to say".

I checked the Gutenberg source and the page scans, and they both say "opes", but I couldn't find the word in a dictionary.

Please disregard if I'm mistaken.

JGB

Alex Cabal

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Aug 15, 2022, 11:26:26 PMAug 15
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Weijia, thoughts?
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Jorge González Belmar

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Aug 15, 2022, 11:35:40 PMAug 15
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So, I was looking at threads, and one for a supposed mispelling turned out to be an archaic spelling, so I checked in the referenced dictionary, and found that "ope" is an archaic form  of "open", so the correction should not be necessary.

Weijia Cheng

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Aug 16, 2022, 12:38:51 AMAug 16
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Yep, I just took "opes" to be a deliberately archaic/poetic translation. I don't think it should be changed.
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