A Grammar of the Latin Language: For the Use of Schools and Colleges

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Crocker and Brewster, 1861 - Latin language - 410 pages
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Page 325 - Hurl'd often cuts off the vowel at the end of a word, when the next word begins with a vowel; though he does not like the Greeks wholly drop the vowel, but lull retains it in writing like the Latins.
Page 74 - There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
Page 48 - Nouns are variable either in Gender, or Declension, or in both. Nouns varying in gender are called, Heterogeneous. Those which vary in declension are called. Hétéroclites. Heterogeneous Nouns. 1 . • Masculine in the singular, and neuter in the plural ; as, Avernus, a hill in Campania.
Page 184 - REM. 11. The principal noun or pronoun in the answer to a question, must be in the same case as the corresponding interrogative word; as, Quis lieras est ubi t Amphitruo, seil.
Page 97 - ... in capiunt, &c. In verbs whose second and third roots are formed irregularly, the connecting vowel often disappears, or is changed in the parts derived from those roots ; but it is almost always found in the parts derived from the first root. "§> 151. 1. From the first root are derived, in each voice, the present, imperfect, and future indicative ; the present and imperfect subjunctive, the imperative, and the present infinitive From this root are derived also the present participle, the gerund,...
Page 47 - Dies, a day, is masculine or feminine in the singular, and always masculine in the plural ; meridies, mid-day, is masculine only.
Page 372 - Nones, or between the Nones and Ides, to subtract the number of the day mentioned from the number of the day on which the Nones or Ides fall, and add one...
Page 371 - Sextïlis were afterwards called Julius and Augustus in honor of the first two emperors. The Romans, instead of reckoning in an uninterrupted series from the first to the last day of a month, had in each month three points or periods from which their days were counted—the Calends, the Nones, and the Ides. The Calends ( Calendœ), were always the first day of the month. The Nones...
Page 15 - ... particular syllable. This accent is twofold, either the circumflex (A), or the acute ('), for what is called the grave in Greek means only the absence of either accent. Some words have no accent, viz. the enclitics ne, que, ve, ce, which never appear by themselves, but are attached to other words. Prepositions lose their accent when they precede the cases which they govern. Note. The addition of these enclitics produces a change in the accent of the words to which they are attached, and which...
Page 233 - Verbs of asking, demanding, and teaching, and celo (to conceal), are followed by two accusatives, one of the person, the other of the thing ; as, Hoc te vehementer rogo.

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