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moriturus, -a, -um

Postby pmda » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:13 pm

In LLPSI Cap XL Orberg has Dido say to the soon-to-depart Aeneas:
Ergo nec noster amor nec dextra [promissum] data te tenet nec Dido crudeliter moritura?

Is moritura simply an adjective meaning about to die ? I made a note earlier that it was a fut. participle...but I don't think it is.... Am I missing something..?

...if it is a fut. participle...what verb is it a fut. part of...because 501 Latin verbs doesn't give it as a fut. part of morior, mori and Whittakers Words gives it as a fut part of :

-, -, moritus sum V DEP ?... i.e. a verb with only a perf. passive. participle..??!!
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Re: moriturus, -a, -um

Postby Qimmik » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:33 pm

It's the future active participle of the deponent verb morior.

http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.11:2288.lewisandshort
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