Latin for Beginners eBook

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    [Footnote 2:  Latin says “by a swift horse.”  What construction?]

    [Footnote 3:  Distinguish between the English conjunction because
    (quia or quod) and the preposition because of (propter).]

    [Footnote 4:  used to sit, express by the imperfect.]

  [Illustration:  DAEDALUS ET ICARUS]

271. DAED’ALUS AND IC’ARUS

Creta est insula antiqua quae aqua alta magni maris pulsatur.  Ibi olim Minos erat rex.  Ad eum venit Daedalus qui ex Graecia patria fugiebat.  Eum Minos rex benignis verbis accepit et ei domicilium in Creta dedit. [5]Quo in loco Daedalus sine cura vivebat et regi multa et clara opera faciebat.  Post tempus longum autem Daedalus patriam caram desiderare incepit.  Domum properare studebat, sed regi persuadere non potuit et mare saevum fugam vetabat.

[Footnote 5:  And in this place; quo\ does not here introduce a subordinate relative clause, but establishes the connection with the preceding sentence.  Such a relative is called a _connecting relative_, and is translated by _and_ and a demonstrative or personal pronoun.]

LESSON XLVIII

THE FIFTH OR E:-DECLENSION :  THE ABLATIVE OF TIME

  [Special Vocabulary]

  acie:s, -e:i:\, f., _line of battle_
  
aesta:s, aesta:tis\, f., summer
  annus, -i:\, m., _year_ (annual)
  
die:s, die:i:\, m., day (diary)
  fide:s, fidei:\, no plur., f., _faith, trust; promise, word;
    protection_;
in fidem veni:re\, to come under the protection
  fluctus, -u:s\, m. _wave, billow_ (fluctuate)
  
hiems, hiemis\, f., winter
  ho:ra, -ae\, f., _hour_
  
lu:x, lu:cis\, f., light (lucid); pri:ma lux\, _daybreak_
  
meri:die:s\, acc. -em, abl. -e:, no plur., m., midday (meridian)
  nox, noctis (-ium)\, f., _night_ (nocturnal)
  
pri:mus, -a, -um\, first (prime)
  re:s, rei:\, f., _thing, matter_ (real);
  
re:s gestae\, deeds, exploits (lit. things performed);
    re:s adversae\, _adversity_; re:s secundae\, prosperity
  spe:s, spei:\, f., _hope_

272. Gender.  Nouns of the fifth declension are feminine except die:s\, _day_, and meri:die:s\, midday, which are usually masculine.

273. PARADIGMS

[Transcriber’s Note: 
The “Stems” are missing in the printed book.  They have been supplied
from the inflectional table in the Appendix.]

die:s, re:s, f.,
m., day thing
STEMS die:- re:-
BASES di- r-

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