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please help with a quick sentence!

Post by clares09 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:33 pm

Hey everybody. I was doing my Latin homework and I came across this word: agrum. I looked it up everywhere and cannot find it. Maybe a more experienced Latin speaker would know what it could mean. I am using Oxford's Latin course, part one. The sentence is:
Flaccus agrum arat.
Flaccus is a name, and arat means to plough. But I don't know what agrum is. Thanks a bunch!

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Post by Deses » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:40 pm

agr.um N 2 3 ACC S M
ager, agri N M
field, ground; farm, land, estate, park; territory, country; terrain; soil;
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Post by clares09 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:43 pm

lol, thank you. i bet that was so easy for you to figure out. shows how inexperienced I am. Thanks again!

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Post by Deses » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:56 pm

clares09 wrote:lol, thank you. i bet that was so easy for you to figure out. shows how inexperienced I am. Thanks again!

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Yeah, those UM endings sometimes can cause problems :)
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Post by Sebastian Swift » Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:50 pm

Sara,

Keep the Perseus Morphological Analyses tool bookmarked. It disects stem-changing nouns like ager, agri, not to mention every other part of speech, like frogs. ;)

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Post by benissimus » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:58 am

this one is a bit simpler than the Perseus tool:
http://lysy2.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe?agrum


Perseus is without a doubt superior, but much slower and more complicated.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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