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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

THIRD DECLENSION CONSONANT STEMS/ Mute Stems

58. Most mute stems are Masculine or Feminine. Those that are neuter have for the Nominative the simple stem. But,—

a. Lingual Stems (t, d) ending in two consonants drop the final mute: as, cor (stem cord-), lac (stem lact-). So also stems in ăt- from the Greek: as, poēma (stem poēmat-).

b. The stem capit- shows u in the nominative (caput for †capot).

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