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Declining the adjective "duplex"

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Declining the adjective "duplex"

Postby Vitance » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:17 pm

This is an adjectival form with whose declension I am not yet familiar. The dictionary entry says "duplex, duplicis"; does that mean duplicis is the genitive, and duplex is the nominative through all the genders? Is it thus like felix?

I'm not familiar with declining adjectives like duplex, so can you tell me if this is correct:

Masc & Fem: duplex, duplicis, duplici, duplicem, duplici

Neut: duplex, duplicis, duplici, duplex, duplici

Masc & Fem: duplices, duplicium, duplicibus, duplices, duplicibus

Neut: duplicia, duplicium, duplicibus, duplicia, duplicibus
This thing which they call love, O Cupid,
Unite or else dissolve entire:
Inspire both with equal passion,
Or else inspire neither.
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Re: Declining the adjective "duplex"

Postby thesaurus » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:45 am

Correct, it declines like "felix." These are third declension adjectives with one ending.
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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