242 5; 7
In each case, the entry for 2 years results from combining the entry for 1 year and the period of anomaly of the planet concerned. Thus, in the case of Saturn, 352d 9;26h = 2 ■ 365d 5;49h - 378d 2;12h, where 378d 2;12h is its period of anomaly (see Table 24). The entries for 40 expanded years for each planet agree with those for 40 collected years in Tables 95-99, respectively.
In Rc, f. 80r, Tables 97-101 and 102-106 are merged together.
Table 107. Animodar
Ed. 1526, ff. 394v-395v: Tabula more infantis in utero. Per D. Jacobuum de Dondis patavinum
In this table the argument, here called distantia, is the argument of lunar latitude and it is given at intervals of 1° from 1° to 180°: see Table 107. The entries are distributed in two columns headed mora occidentalis and mora orientalis, both given in days, hours, and minutes. They represent the duration of pregnancy with a minimum of 259d 7;50h (in excess of 37 weeks) and a maximum of 288d 0;0h (in excess of 41 weeks). One sees immediately that the entries in the first column have constant differences of 1;50h, whereas in the second column the constant difference is 2;10h (except for the first 12 entries, which are all 273d 0;0h). We note that for a given distantia greater than 12° the sum of the entries in these two columns is an integer number of days.
CHAPTER TWO Table 107: Animodar (excerpt)
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