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§763 Fall of Russian Empire; End of Ottoman Empire (1917-1928): III-95.

III-95 (§763):

The Moorish law shall be seen to fail:
After another much more seductive law shall have failed,
The Dnieper shall be the first to fail:
Pardon and the language shall become more attractive.

(La loy Moricque on verra defaillir:
Apres une autre beaucoup plus seductive,
Boristhenes premier viendra faillir:
Pardons & langue une plus attractive.)

NOTES: Moricque: = « Morisque. Moresque.» (Huguet); The French word Moricque is the adjective of the French noun « More (= the Moor).» (§602, IV-85); « MORE. V. MAURE. » (Petit Robert); « MAURE, MAURESQUE ou MORE, MORESQUE. n. et adj. (du lat. maurus; esp. Moro). Hist. De l’ancienne Mauretania, région du nord de l’Afrique. Maures islamisés; Maures d’Espagne (From the ancient Mauretania, region of the northern Africa. Islamized Moors; Moors of Spain).» (Petit Robert).

La loy Moricque: = la loy moresque = « The Moorish law.» (Ovason, 1997, p.306) = the Ottoman Empire. The word ‘loy (law)’ in this case can be more comprehensive than usually, meaning a ‘regime’ as is the case of the second line: ‘une autre [loy] beaucoup plus seductive’ (another much more seductive [law], i.e. the Russian Empire).

Boristhenes: = The river of Dnieper in the Russian Empire till 1917; « Βορυσθένης, Borysthène, fl. de la Sarmatie européenne (auj. Dniéper).» (Pillon). Cf. Edmonds, 2000, p.39.

Pardon: Forgiveness, pardon. This word evokes, on the other hand, punishment or penalty, thence one may infer the penal code.

David Ovason (1997, p.306-308) gives us a sufficiently reasonable solution of the quatrain, except about the text « Pardons (Forgiveness, pardon) », which he replaces wrongly by « Par dons (By gifts) ».

The Moorish law shall be seen to fail: After another much more seductive law shall have failed, The Dnieper shall be the first to fail: Pardon and the language shall become more attractive: « The quatrain deals with a period of a few years when both the Russian Imperium and the old Ottoman Empire came to an abrupt and perhaps unexpected end. The weakened Ottoman Empire could be said to have fallen in October 1923, when the republic of Turkey was proclaimed in Ankara [The Moorish law shall be seen to fail]. The Sultanate, upon which the old Ottoman Empire had depended, had been abolished almost a year later, but the ratification by the national assembly seems to have been the final nail in the coffin of the Ottomans. In 1928, a short while after the Ottoman Empire had become technically defunct, the Turkish state was declared secular. This move had required that the Shariya law, the loi Moricque (Muslim Law) should be abandoned, in favour of one more attractive to the aspirations of the Turkish nation. This occurred in 1926, when Muslim religious law was put aside in favour of a civil code based on a number of European laws [Pardon shall become more attractive]. This farsighted decision was the first stage in a progressive attempt to both secularize the state and establish firm communication with the Western world, at the expense of the old Ottoman ties to the Arabic East. This is probably why Nostradamus could visualize the replacement model (the Roman alphabet). In 1928, the Roman alphabet was adopted to replace the Arabic script, and attempts were made to revitalize old Turkish words to take the place of the Arabic and Persian which had crept into the Ottoman language [the language shall become more attractive].» (Ovason, id., p.307-308).

« The word Boristhenes was the old name for the river Dnieper, which arises in the hills of Valdai, to the west of Moscow, and flows through Smolensk and Kiev, to fall into the Black Sea near Nikolaev, at the top of the huge peninsula that is the Crimea. The name was, therefore, a convenient symbol for Nostradamus to indicate what had to fall before the decline in the Moorish law could take place. The thing which had to fall was the arch-enemy of the Ottomans – Imperial Russia. We may suggest that Russian Imperium fell in 1914 [sic][1917], with the Revolution [another much more seductive law shall have failed, The Dnieper shall be the first to fail].» (Ovason, id.).
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 219 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§949).

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