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1st and 2nd Declension Adjectives: ā- & o- stems

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110. Adjectives of the 1st and 2nd Declensions (ā- and o- stems) are declined in the masculine like servus, puer, or ager; in the feminine like stella; and in the neuter like bellum.

The regular type of an adjective of the 1st and 2nd Declensions is bonus, -a, -um, which is declined below:

Note— Stems in quo- have nominative -cus (-quos), -qua, -cum (-quom), accusative -cum (-quom), -quam, -cum (-quom), to avoid quu- (see § 6.b and § 46, Note 2).

NOM. provinces (-quos) propinqua propincum (-quom)
GEN. propinquī propinquae propinquī, etc.

But most modern editions disregard this principle.

a. The Genitive Singular masculine of adjectives in -ius ends in -iī, and the Vocative in -ie; not in , as in nouns (cf. § 49. b-c).

Lacedaemonius, -iī, -ie

Note— meus (my) has the vocative masculine (cf. § 145).

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