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Gerundives and participles

I found this definition of the gerundive in my American Heritage Dictionary interesting: A verbal adjective in Latin that in the nominative case expresses fitness or obligation and in other cases functions as a future passive participle.

Um... so does this mean that a future passive participle in the nominative case isn’t a gerundive? :)

Oh yes, I use the imperfect stem to memorize the present active ...
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Key Arnold's prose?

Does anyone know if there is a key to Latin Prose Composition, Arnold - Bradley?

Someone asked me to teach Latin prose, but it would be less work if I had a key, otherwise I will have to make it myself and I need my time!


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Help with very late Latin


This is an inscription found on the monument of a renown 17th Century fencing Master by the name of Salvator Fabris, professor at the court of the King of Denmark. The passage, although intelligible logically and verbally, gives me trouble from a grammatical standpoint. Any and all help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

En Salvatorem Fabris sic ora ferentem

Hic Daniae dum Rege Magister adeptus
Conscripsit nixam Regis virtutem Palaestram.

Hinc orbi ...
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Here my answers hard teachers!!!

1) Mensae dominorum multorum parcorum sunt
2) Amici veri thesaurus patriae sunt
3)Graecorum discipuli romani fuerunt
4) Lupus tuum et meum agnum devorat
5) Boni amici agricolarum fueramus

Thanks for your anwers,you are quite sure that it is better for me to write here my anwers in order to be correct by you. The only thing I need is to be guided since I am on my own! ...
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Looking for a Latin word

If anyone knows a Latin word equivalent or close in meaning to "understatement", I would appreciate it :wink:
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request: help with principal parts


Can someone help me figure out the principal parts of this verb?
I'm confused by the (-rr-) part:
abligūrio (-rr-), īvi, ītum, īre
4, v.
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Help on Esay trnaslation! Quick!

What does this mean?

O, non aderat!

The prevoius sentence in my reading was asking for where someone was.

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Nice ebay auction for Latin books...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=29306

I'm not going to bid because too many of the books are copyright protected. But it's a very nice collection. I have no idea who the buyer is or the actual condition of the books - so buyer beware! But it's worth looking at.

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Please could anyone translate these sentences to help me correct an exercise I did?
1) The tables of many lords are frugal
2) The Three friends are a treasure for the country
3)The romans were disciples of the greeks
4)The wolf devours your and my lamb
5)We had been good friends of the farmers

Translate into latin,of course. Thanks a lot
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Advice Please

What is the best way to learn how to read latin without chopping each sentence up and then putting it back together?
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