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is this a mistake?

Postby pmda » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:39 pm

In orberg's LLPSI he gives two explanations of Cyclops, one singular plural: but they're they same 3rd declension masculine noun. Why would he provide a singular explanation : Cyclops, -opis (m) and a plural definition: Cyclopes, -um (m)

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Re: is this a mistake?

Postby Alatius » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:21 pm

Perhaps he wants to make a distinction between an individual "cyclop" and the name of the people (or species if you want), namely "the cyclops". That's the only explanation I can think of.
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Re: is this a mistake?

Postby pmda » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:52 pm

Alatius, thanks.
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