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4.8: §32. Chapter 4: Exercises

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  • 1. What word-ending makes it certain that a Latin adjective must belong to the 1st and 2nd declension type?

    ______________________

    2. List four Latin adjectives whose English derivative is the Latin word-base plus -e:

    a. _________________________ c. ________________________
    b. _________________________ d. ________________________

    (Questions 3 and 4 will require the use of your English dictionary.)

    3. For each of the following English adjectives, give the LATIN ADJECTIVE and its ORIGINAL LATIN MEANING (which may or may not be its current meaning today):

    English adjective Latin adjective Meaning
    e.g. horrid horridus shaggy, rough
    a. tepid __________________________ __________________________
    b. pristine __________________________ __________________________
    c. antique __________________________ __________________________
    d. fecund __________________________ __________________________
    e. vapid __________________________ __________________________
    f. clandestine __________________________ __________________________

    4. Give the ETYMOLOGICAL MEANING of the following English words (all Latin adverbs):

    a. interim _____________________ d. seriatim _____________________
    b. circa _____________________ e. ibid(em) _____________________
    c. quondam _____________________ f. alias _____________________

    For Key to Exercises (Latin), see Appendix I.

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