хотя сам он при этом и потерял целый год.
I need a little help witn this clause. I kinda know what each word means but I dont know how they fit together.
Does this clause mean,
Although(even if) he had to waste the entire year.
It is from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
The English version is
the fact that the two hours had stretched into an entire year didn't matter