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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Gender in the Fifth Declension

97. All nouns of the Fifth Declension are Feminine, except diēs (usually M.), day, and merīdiēs (M.), noon.

a. Diēs is sometimes feminine in the singular, especially in phrases indicating a fixed time, and regularly feminine when used of time in general: as, cōnstitūtā diē, on a set day; longa diēs, a long time.

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