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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar


508. The Supine is a verbal abstract of the fourth declension (§ 94. b), having no distinction of tense or person, and limited to two uses. (1) The form in -um is the Accusative of the end of motion (§ 428. i). (2) The form in is usually Dative of purpose (§ 382), but the Ablative was early confused with it.

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