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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

VARIABLE NOUNS

107. Many nouns are found in the Plural in a peculiar sense:—

aedēs , -is (F.), temple;aedēs , -ium , house.
aqua (F.), water;aquae , mineral springs, a watering-place.
auxilium (N.), help;auxilia , auxiliaries.
bonum (N.), a good;bona , goods , property.
carcer (M.), dungeon;carcerēs , barriers (of race-course).
castrum (N.), fort;castra , camp.
comitium (N.), place of assembly;comitia, an election (town-meeting).
cōpia (F.), plenty;cōpiae, stores, troops.
fidēs (F.), harp-string;fidēs, lyre.
fīnis (M.), end;fīnēs, bounds, territories.
fortūna (F.), fortune;fortūnae, possessions.
grātia (F.), favor (rarely, thanks);grātiae, thanks (also, the Graces).
hortus (M.), a gardon;hortī, pleasure-grounds.
impedīmentum (N.) hindrance;impedīmenta, baggage.
littera (F.), letter (of alphabet);litterae, epistle , literature.
locus (M.), place [plural loca (N.)];locī , 1 topics , places in books.
lūdus (M.), sport;lūdī, public games.
mōs (M.), habit, custom;mōrēs, character.
nātālis (M.), birthday;nātālēs, descent, origin.
opera (F.), work;operae, day-laborers (“hands”).
[ ops,] opis (F.), help (§ 103 . f. 1);opēs , resources, wealth.
pars (F.), part;partēs, part (on the stage), party.
rōstrum (N.), beak of a ship;rōstra, speaker's platform.
sāl (M. or N.), salt;salēs, witticisms.
tabella (F.), tablet;tabellae, documents, records.

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Notes
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In early writers the regular plural.