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by DOCTOREXIMIVSETPIVS
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin adjective rules
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Latin adjective rules

Magna in such a sentence would not qualify the subject's standing as a "scholar", unlike English "a great scholar." It would simply mean "big", referring to physical size and conjuring up the image of a large woman. You would have to use a word applicable to scholarship, such as doctissima or erudi...
by DOCTOREXIMIVSETPIVS
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin adjective rules
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Latin adjective rules

Hi, I'm trying to figure out the rules of using adjectives after nouns. For example, if I want to say "Helen was a great empress and scholar". What form of "magnus" should I use? Should I say "Helena fuit imperatrix et scholaris MAGNUS" or "Helena fuit imperatrix et scholaris MAGNA"? What determines...
by DOCTOREXIMIVSETPIVS
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Vocabulary Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Latin Vocabulary Books?

I wondered if that is what you had in mind. This might be what you are looking for: Essential Latin Vocabulary: The 1,425 Most Common Words Occurring in the Actual Writings of over 200 Latin Authors Mark A. E. Williams https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Latin-Vocabulary-Occurring-Writings/dp/06157025...
by DOCTOREXIMIVSETPIVS
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Vocabulary Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Latin Vocabulary Books?

From one of those "vocabulary books" just mentioned: commentārius ~(i)ī m. Also ~ium ~(i)ī neut., conm-. [commentum + -ārius] GENDER: where distinguishable more commonly m.; neut. VAR. L. 6.90, CIC. Brut. 164, VITR. 9.pr.14, LIV. 42.6.3, PLIN. Nat. 34.108, etc. Glare, P. G. W. (Ed.). (2012). Oxford...
by DOCTOREXIMIVSETPIVS
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Vocabulary Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Latin Vocabulary Books?

Hi,

Does anyone have recommendations of good Latin vocabulary books (Latin-English)?

Also, I have a specific word to ask: does the form "commentaria" exist? As far as I know, there is only "commentarius" and its inflections, and none of them is "commentaria".

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by DOCTOREXIMIVSETPIVS
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salve / Χαίρετε
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Salve / Χαίρετε

Salve! / Χαίρετε! Hello everyone, I'm a beginning Latin and Greek learner. Currently I am using Wheelock's Latin and Quinn's Greek. I am interested in reading the original writings of Roman, Greek, Patristic, and Scholastic philosophers and theologians (yes, it is a very long span of time), but espe...