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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

THIRD DECLENSION CONSONANT STEMS/ Liquid and Nasal Stems (l, n, r)

63. In Neuter nouns with liquid or nasal stems the Nominative is the same as the stem.


  1. Stems in in- have e instead of i in the nominative: as in nōmen, stem nōmin- .
  2. Most stems in er- and or- have -us in the nominative: as, genus, stem gener- . 1

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These were originally s- stems (cf. § 15 . 4).