petrusplancius (petrusplancius) wrote in linguaphiles,
petrusplancius
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linguaphiles

French expression

I have a 17th Century text in which bats are compared in certain respects to human beings: "Les males ont la nature faite (san comparaison) comme un homme, ayant une verge et deux testicules qui leur sortent dehors." Les femelles...allaitent leurs petits comme ferait (sans comparaison) une creature raisonnable". Am I right in thinking that 'sans comparaison' here means something like 'forgive the comparison' rather than 'indubitably'?    (Forgive the missing accents).
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