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Feminine Fourth Declension Nouns Posted by on Nov 8, 2009

Most fourth declension nouns are masculine, but there are a few feminine fourth declension nouns. Here is the singular form of the noun manus (hand) Nom – manus Gen – manūs Dat – manuī Acc – manum Abl – manū Voc – manus Manus (hand) in the plural: Nom – manūs Gen – manuum Dat –…

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Fourth Declension Posted by on Nov 5, 2009

Fourth declension nouns are mostly masculine nouns like eventus (event) and risus (laughter). Here the Latin noun portus (harbor) in the singular: Nom – portus Gen – portūs Dat – portuī Acc – portum Voc – portus Abl – portū Here is portus (harbor) in the plural: Nom – portūs Gen – portuum Dat –…

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Marriage In Ancient Rome Posted by on Nov 2, 2009

Marriage in ancient Rome was anything but a romantic affair. Marriage was a business deal for the families of the bride and groom. There were two types of marriages. Manus Marriage was where the property and inheritance rights of the wife automatically transfered to the husband. Then there were marriages where the wife was allowed to…

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